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Rakep Patel (Gujarati: રાકેપ પટેલ) (born 12 July 1989) is a Kenyan international cricketer. A product of the Nairobi Gymkhana Club, he is primarily a batsman who plays right-handed, but also occasionally bowls off spin.[1]

Rakep Patel
Personal information
Full nameRakep Rajendra Patel
Born (1989-07-12) 12 July 1989 (age 30)
Nairobi, Kenya
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm off break
RoleBatsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 36)21 August 2008 v Netherlands
Last ODI30 January 2014 v Scotland
T20I debut (cap 18)4 August 2008 v Scotland
Last T20I22 May 2019 v Uganda
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 39 25 12 81
Runs scored 621 451 495 1,601
Batting average 20.03 25.05 20.62 24.25
100s/50s 0/2 0/3 1/1 1/6
Top score 92 55 130 124
Balls bowled 168 36 78 830
Wickets 2 2 0 15
Bowling average 67.50 28.00 42.80
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/14 1/13 5/16
Catches/stumpings 18/0 15/0 9/– 38/0
Source: Cricinfo, 21 May 2019

CareerEdit

He made his lone performance for the Kenya Select team in their inaugural season, and found himself called up to the national squad for their tour of Europe, including a tour of the Netherlands and the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.

He has the joint record along with Dawid Malan for scoring the highest ever T20 score when batting at number 6 position (103).[2]

In January 2018, he was named as captain of Kenya's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.[3] However, Kenya finished in sixth and last place in the tournament and were relegated to Division Three.[4] As a result, Patel resigned as captain of the Kenyan team.[5]

In September 2018, he was named in Kenya's squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup.[6] The following month, he was named in Kenya's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[7]

In May 2019, he was named in Kenya's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament in Uganda.[8][9] He was the leading run-scorer for Kenya in the Regional Finals, with 106 runs in three matches.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ragheb Aga recalled for Europe tour". Cricinfo. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-23.
  2. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  3. ^ "Cricket Kenya hire Pakistani match analyst". Daily Nation. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ "UAE win ICC World Cricket League Division 2". International Cricket Council. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Kenya captain, coach and board president resign". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Kenya Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Siblings lead team: David and Collins Obuya appointed national team coach and captain respectively". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Former national team captain back after surprise exit last year". The Star (Kenya). Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  9. ^ "African men in Uganda for T20 showdown". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  10. ^ "ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Region Final, 2019 - Kenya: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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