NAIROBI, Kenya, August 13 – Kenya go in search of their first victory in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup when they face Canada in King City on Friday.
Maurice Ouma’s side are bottom of the standings after earning a draw against Ireland last month while Canada ran the Netherlands but were denied victory by rain in Rotterdam.
Kenya traveled without the experienced Kennedy Obuya and opted for Alfred Luseno.
Ouma is likely to man the stumps in Obuya’s absence.
Steve Tikolo will once again be looked upon as far as Kenya’s batting is concerned with teenager Seren Waters, Collins Obuya and vice captain playing a supporting role.
Canada are without the experienced trio of John Davison, Geoff Barnett and Ian Billcliff which gives an opportunity to three of the Under-19 team that won the Americas Championship.
Kenya: Maurice Ouma (capt), Jimmy Kamande, Alex Obanda, Steve Tikolo, Collins Obuya, Thomas Odoyo, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Lameck Onyango, Peter Ongondo, Hiren Varaiya, Rakep Patel, Elijah Otieno, Seren Waters, David Obuya, Alfred Luseno.
Canada: Ashish Bagai (capt), Umar Bhatti, Qaiser Ali, Rustam Bhatti, Rizwan Cheema, Khurram Chohan, Sunil Dhaniram, Jimmy Hansara, Sandeep Jyoti, Shaheed Keshvani, Nitesh Kumar, Hiral Patel, Abdool Samad, Henry Osinde, Zameer Zahir.