Thomas Odoyo Migai (born May 12, 1978 in Nairobi) is a former Kenyan cricketer and a former ODI captain. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-fast bowler, often regarded as the best ever bowler produced by Kenya in international arena.
|Full name||Thomas Odoyo Migai|
|Born||12 May 1978|
|Bowling||Right arm medium-fast|
|Relations||Ken Migai (brother)|
Nelson Odhiambo (nephew)
|ODI debut (cap 5)||18 February 1996 v India|
|Last ODI||30 January 2014 v Scotland|
|ODI shirt no.||55|
|T20I debut (cap 7)||1 September 2007 v Bangladesh|
|Last T20I||24 November 2013 v Afghanistan|
|T20I shirt no.||55|
|Domestic team information|
|2005-2007||Africa XI cricket team|
|2008-2009||The Northern Nomads|
Source: Cricinfo, 11 May 2017
Having represented Kenya in the 1996 World Cup, Odoyo's performances have since been critical to the team. His powerful batting throughout the middle-order and his seam bowling has led to Kenyan commentators labelling him the "Black Botham". Odoyo has since formed a bowling partnership with Martin Suji, and in 1997–98 set a then-world record One Day International (ODI) seventh-wicket stand of 119 with Suji's brother Tony.
He was the first player from a non-Test nation to score 1,500 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs. Though injury forced him out of the Carib Beer Cup in 2003–04, he played once again for the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy
Odoyo performed well in Kenya's tour of Zimbabwe in 2006. He scored a few runs and took 8 wickets in 4 matches as Kenya drew the series with Zimbabwe at 2–2. In Thomas Odoyo was selected as captain of The Northern Nomads franchise in Kenya's domestic cricket competition the Sahara Elite League.
In February 2018, Kenya finished in sixth and last place in the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament and were relegated to Division Three. As a result, Odoyo resigned as coach of the Kenyan team.
- Thomas Odoyo, England Cricket Board, retrieved 24 February 2011
- "When Trumble made 'em tumble". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- Odoyo back as assistant cricket coach
- Coach Odoyo calls for age-group cricket
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- "Kenya captain, coach and board president resign". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.