Collins Obuya

Country: Kenya
Born: July 27, 1981, Nairobi
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Allrounder

Collins Obuya Bio

Collins Omondi Obuya, a prominent Kenyan cricketer, emerged as a talented leg-spinning allrounder during the 2003 World Cup. His exceptional performances played a crucial role in Kenya’s unexpected journey to the semi-finals of the tournament, drawing attention to his skills and abilities in the sport.

Born on July 27, 1981, in Nairobi, Kenya, Collins Obuya developed a passion for cricket at a young age. He honed his skills and soon became a recognized player in his local club. Obuya’s exceptional leg-spin bowling and his ability to contribute with the bat made him a valuable asset to the Kenyan national team.

In the 2003 World Cup, Obuya made headlines with his impressive performance. He showcased his bowling prowess by claiming 13 wickets at an average of 28.76 throughout the tournament, playing a significant role in Kenya’s victory over Sri Lanka. In that match, he delivered a magnificent spell, taking 5 wickets for just 24 runs, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing world.

Obuya’s outstanding performance in the World Cup earned him a one-year contract with Warwickshire, a renowned cricket club in England. Unfortunately, he couldn’t replicate his success at the international level, struggling to make an impression during his time with Warwickshire.

Fate dealt Obuya a cruel blow when he was struck down by appendicitis, forcing him to miss the 2004 Champions Trophy. Shortly after recovering, he was faced with the players’ strike, which led him to seek opportunities in South Africa, where he played club cricket.

Despite his relentless efforts, Obuya continued to face challenges with his bowling, which prompted him to seek further guidance. In November 2005, he decided to spend five weeks in Australia, working closely with renowned coach Terry Jenner in an attempt to rediscover his bowling form. Unfortunately, his endeavor proved unsuccessful, and he had to redefine his role in the team.

Obuya then focused on improving his batting skills, transforming himself into a specialist batsman. He dedicated countless hours to refining his technique and enhancing his ability to contribute with the bat. Alongside his batting prowess, Obuya became known for his exceptional fielding abilities, a skill he continuously honed to become a valuable asset to the team.

Throughout his cricketing journey, Collins Obuya faced numerous ups and downs. However, his determination, resilience, and love for the game allowed him to overcome these obstacles and continue to contribute to the success of the Kenyan national team.

Collins Omondi Obuya’s dedication to cricket, his ability to adapt, and his unwavering determination have solidified his position as one of Kenya’s most accomplished cricketers. His outstanding performances in international competitions have left a lasting impression on the cricketing community, making him a true inspiration to aspiring cricketers in Kenya and beyond.

Collins Obuya Career Stats

Collins Obuya Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 72 67 12 1668 96* 30.32 1418 117.63 0 8 118 79 36 0
ODIs 104 89 9 2044 98* 25.55 2981 68.56 0 11 160 30 43 0
FC 52 87 9 2378 103 30.48 - - 2 14 - - 36 0
List A 200 173 20 4032 106 26.35 - - 2 21 - - 87 0
T20s 134 124 22 2909 100* 28.51 2462 118.15 1 14 215 117 63 0

Collins Obuya Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 72 27 422 487 25 4/27 4/27 19.48 6.92 16.8 1 0 0
ODIs 104 49 1818 1637 35 5/24 5/24 46.77 5.4 51.9 0 1 0
FC 52 - 4185 2611 68 5/97 - 38.39 3.74 61.5 - 1 0
List A 200 - 3617 3149 86 5/24 5/24 36.61 5.22 42 1 1 0
T20s 134 60 868 1062 49 5/24 5/24 21.67 7.34 17.7 1 1 0

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