The Star (Nairobi)

27 March 2013

Kenya Cricket Team Can Do Even Better, Says Assistant Coach

Kenya cricket team assistant coach Thomas Odoyo yesterday said a lot still needs to be done to maintain form despite the team's recent improvement. Kenya beat Canada in both the ICC Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League to improve their ranking in the eight-team event. "The performance in UAE shows two things about the team—one that most of the players were always good but were not able to express themselves and show what they are capable of doing and Secondly the players are finally maturing and capable to take up challenges," Odoyo said.

Prior to the series, Kenya had not won any match in the Intercontinental Cup and had not registered any back to back victory in the WCLC. Odoyo said they asked the players to be confident and do what they believe will improve their cricket and the overall performance of the team ahead of the tour.

"There isn't any shortage of skill in our team; it's just about executing it on the day. We're improving every single time, and there is still room for improvement," he said. He cited batting as one of their strong points during the tour.

" Our batting hasn't changed much. What we did was to make players bat in positions that we think suit their batting style. In the past, we wasted the players by having them bat at positions they were not comfortable and this never worked for the team," he noted.

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