Kenya T20: Clearly still learning

Four years since being reduced to 0/4 by New Zealand (in an eventual 10 wicket thrashing) on the biggest stage in the world of T20 cricket, Kenya find themselves on the wrong end of a 6-2 series defeat at the hands of Namibia. From that scoreline, and the chopping and changing that sticks out like a sore thumb, when you take a closer look at the scorecards, it is obvious we are still to master the newest incarnation of the gentleman’s game. The team made up mainly from the best performers in the recently concluded East Africa Premier League (where no Kenyan teams qualified for the finals) didn’t seem to have any answers to what an older and much more exposed Namibia squad brought to the table. At one point they were 5-0 down in the series having failed to defend even targets as his as 197 in 20 overs. With a few bright spots amidst the carnage, see Nehemiah Odhiambo and Ragheb Aga’s batting as well as Lucas Oluoch’s bowling, Kenya still have to click as a unit and it behoves that a winning formula be found sooner rather than later, so that amongst other things the colossal levels of chopping and changing that is evident in the lineup so far in the tour can come to a stop. Over to you, Mike Hesson.


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