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World cup cricket records: Kenya vs Pakistan cricket team

by on February 20, 2011
in Pakistan, Profiles

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  • The two teams have not played any match against each other in world cups.
  • Pakistan cricket team has overall played 5 one day international matches against Kenyan cricket team and has defeated them in all matches convincingly.
  • The two teams played their first match in 1996 in Nairobi, Kenya which Pakistan managed to win by 4 wickets.
  • One of the significant things about the Kenyan cricket team is their fighting spirit which has caused problems for Pakistani cricket team. On many occasions, Kenya has put under pressure in ODIs but still Pakistan cricket team managed to come out as victor.
  • Pakistani all-rounder and captain of the Pakistani world cup squad Shahid Khan Afridi made his ODI debut against Kenya. Shahid took 5/11 in the group match of ICC Champions Trophy in 2004.
  • The two teams have last played against each other in 2004 ICC Champions Trophy held in England.
  • The match between Kenya cricket team and Pakistan cricket team will be the first match of Pakistan cricket team in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Kenya first appeared world cup in 1996 Wills World Cup. Kenya has also featured in 1999, 2003 and 2007 world cups.

Pakistan played its first match against Kenya in 2011 Cricket World Cup on February 23, 2011. Pakistan cricket team defeated Kenya by 205 runs. Shahid Afridi, the captain of Pakistan cricket team took 5 wickets in 8 overs with 3 maiden overs.

 So far in international Cricket, Pakistan has always very easily dominated Kenya Cricket team. The two teams have faced each other only a few times, but the difference between the experience of the two teams and international stature of the players is too visible. Kenya cricket team has yet to beat Pakistan cricket team at some international platform. So far, Pakistan cricket team has dominated all matches these two teams have played together. After 2011 world cup, in their world cup encounters, Pakistan leads 1-0.

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