Rakep Patel

Country: Kenya
Born: July 12, 1989, Nairobi, Kenya
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Rakep Patel Bio

Rakep Rajendra Patel is a young and promising cricket player from Kenya, known for his aggressive batting style and occasional off-spin bowling. Born on March 10, 1990, in Kenya, Patel has established himself as a key player in the Kenyan cricket team.

Patel’s cricket journey began at the age of 17 when he made his first-class debut for Kenya Select XI against Westerns in Zimbabwe’s Logan Cup competition. Initially batting in the lower middle order, Patel quickly showcased his talent and rose up the batting order. In February 2010, he delivered his best One Day International (ODI) performance as an opener, scoring an impressive 92 runs to secure a six-wicket victory over Netherlands in Nairobi.

Despite his young age, Patel has displayed immense maturity and professionalism both on and off the field. Sadly, during a critical phase of his career, he had to withdraw from Kenya’s squad for their Intercontinental Cup game against Canada in August 2009 due to the unfortunate demise of his father. However, his teammates rallied around him, and the victory in that game was dedicated to Patel’s late father by Captain Maurice Ouma.

Patel’s fearless approach to batting is evident in his explosive innings against Uganda in December 2009. In a 50-over match, he smashed 71 runs off just 29 balls, which included an astonishing eight sixes. This performance further solidified his reputation as an aggressive and hard-hitting batsman.

While Patel’s attacking style suits the shorter formats of the game, he is also evolving as a batsman in the longer forms. In an Intercontinental Cup game against Netherlands in February 2010, he played a vital role in Kenya’s successful chase of a target of 320. Patel’s contribution of 87 runs in the second innings showcased his adaptability and versatility as a player.

As Kenya aims to rebuild their cricket team and re-establish their status as the leading Associate nation, Rakep Patel’s skills and potential make him an important part of their plans. His aggressive batting style, coupled with his growing maturity, positions him as a valuable asset for the Kenyan team.

Off the field, Patel is a hard-working and dedicated individual, constantly striving to improve his skills and contribute to the success of his team. He continues to train rigorously, honing his batting techniques and perfecting his off-spin bowling.

As a young player with immense potential, Rakep Rajendra Patel has already achieved noteworthy accomplishments in his cricketing career. The future holds great promise for this talented Kenyan cricketer, and his determination and passion for the sport will surely propel him to even greater heights in the years to come.

Rakep Patel Career Stats

Rakep Patel Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 64 54 14 1164 73* 29.1 848 137.26 0 6 83 69 41 0
ODIs 39 35 4 621 92 20.03 978 63.49 0 2 56 7 18 0
FC 12 24 0 495 130 20.62 966 51.24 1 1 76 3 9 0
List A 96 90 11 2201 124 27.86 - - 3 9 - - 49 0
T20s 117 100 23 2215 103 28.76 1526 145.15 1 12 159 134 65 0

Rakep Patel Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 64 26 413 397 25 3/19 3/19 15.88 5.76 16.5 0 0 0
ODIs 39 7 168 135 2 1/14 1/14 67.5 4.82 84 0 0 0
FC 12 5 78 54 0 - - - 4.15 - 0 0 0
List A 96 37 1154 878 18 5/16 5/16 48.77 4.56 64.1 0 1 0
T20s 117 53 776 827 52 4/30 4/30 15.9 6.39 14.9 1 0 0

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