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Famous Cricket players from Kenya: Steve Tikolo and Thomas Odoyo

by on February 23, 2011
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Famous Cricket players from Kenya: Steve Tikolo

Steve Tikolo is one of the most important players in the Cricket World Cup 2011 Kenya squad.  Almost 40 years old, Tikolo is a brilliant all rounder. He is the highest ODI run scorer from Kenya and second highst wicket taker from Kenya in ODIs, following only Thomas Odoyo. Odoyo and Tikolo together can prove to be dangerous for any opponent team.

Tikolo is a right handed batsman and Right arm medium , off break bowler. He has played 130 matches so far and scored 3379 runs at an average of just below 30 per innings which is better than many popular batsmen from other test playing teams. He has scored 3 centuries and 24 fifties so far. In the Cricket world cups he has scored at an average of 33.00 and has an aggregate of 726 runs on his record. He scored his only century against Bangladesh in 1999.

As a bowler, he has taken 93 wickets at an average of just below 33. Tikolo is a brilliant all rounder and his experience adds a lot to the potential of Kenya Cricket team.

Steve Tikolo is one of the best cricket players coming from Kenyan cricket Team.  In many matches, his performance has helped Kenyan cricket team in winning the match or at least in putting up a good fight.

Thomas Odoyo Migai, the biggest name in Kenyan Cricket, was the official associate player of the year in ODI in 2007. He has been a major player in Kenyan cricket team since 1996. Odoyo played his first ODI match in 1996 against India. He has played 130 matches by now and has taken 138 wickets at an average of 29.84 runs per wicket.

Thomas Odoyo is a brilliant all rounder from Kenya. Like the last 4 world cups, he is one of the very important players in the World cup cricket squad of Kenya. He is good with the ball and even better with the bat. Odoyo has scored 2318 runs in 130 innings at an average of 23.89. In his career so far, he has scored 1 century and 7 fifties.

Thomas Odoyo is the highest wicket taker from Kenya and the second highest run scorer after Tikolo in ODIs.

Undoubtedly, Thomas Odoyo is one of the top two cricketers who have ever played from Kenyan Cricket Team. Along with Steve Tikolo, Thomas Odoyo has proved time and again to the world that Kenyan Cricket Team can be a serious threat to the Test playing nations. Thomas Odoyo is one of very popular cricketers coming from Kenya and rightly so. He is brilliant with both bat and ball.

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