Kenya women's national cricket team
The Kenya national women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of Kenya in international women's cricket. Their first matches were in January 2006 when they played a triangular series against Kenya A and Uganda.
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|International Cricket Council|
|Women's international cricket|
|First international||v Uganda; January 2006|
|Women's Twenty20 Internationals|
|First WT20I||v Zimbabwe at Kampala; 6 April 2019|
|Last WT20I||v Uganda at Kampala; 7 April 2019|
|As of 9 June 2019|
They played in the African regional qualifiers for the 2009 World Cup in December 2006 against Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. They performed poorly in the tournament, finishing in last place. In December 2009,they won the Africa Women Championships under the captainship of Emily Ruto.
In 2008, Sarah Bhakita scored unbeaten 186 against Rwanda to emerge the second woman in the world to achieve the feat in an international match. The Kenya Lwomen's Cricket team also participated in the World Cup Qualifiers held in Nairobi in December 2010, missing an opportunity to represent the continent by negligible scores, having tied with Zimbabwe at second place. South Africa who won all their matches and Zimbabwe achieved that feat instead.
In December 2011, the women' team represented the country in Kampala, Uganda at the annual Africa Cricket Championships finishing fourth after the winners Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia. the other participating countries were Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
In April 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Kenya women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I. Kenya made its Twenty20 International debut on 6 April 2019 against Zimbabwe in the 2019 Victoria Tri Series in Kampala, Uganda.
Records and statisticsEdit
International Match Summary — Kenya WomenLast Updated 8 May 2019
|Twenty20 Internationals||6||1||5||0||0||6 April 2019|
- Highest team total: 170/4 v Sierra Leone, May 6, 2019, at Takashinga Cricket Club, Harare
- Highest individual score: 73, Margaret Ngoche v Sierra Leone, May 6, 2019, at Takashinga Cricket Club, Harare
- Best individual bowling figures: 5/18, Queentor Abel v Uganda, April 6, 2019, at Lugogo Stadium, Kampala
WT20I record versus other nations
Records complete to WT20I #641. Last updated 8 May 2019.
|Opponent||M||W||L||T||NR||First Match||First Win|
|ICC Full members|
|Zimbabwe||1||0||1||0||0||6 April 2019|
|ICC Associate members|
|Namibia||1||0||1||0||0||5 May 2019|
|Sierra Leone||1||1||0||0||0||6 May 2019||6 May 2019|
|Uganda||3||0||3||0||0||6 April 2019|
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- "WT20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
- "WT20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
- African leg of World Cup Qualifiers
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- "Zimbabwe Women beat Kenya Women by 6 runs - Kenya Women vs Zimbabwe Women, Victoria Tri Series, 1st Match Match Summary, Report | ESPNcricinfo.com". ESPNcricinfo.
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- "Records / Kenya Women / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo.
- "Records / Kenya Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- "Records / Kenya Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Top Scores". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
- "Records / Kenya Women / Women's Twenty20 Internationals / Best Bowling figures". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2019.