Kenya hopes to bounce against Canada in I Cup
After suffering comprehensive defeats against United Arab Emirates, Ireland and Namibia, Kenya will look to bounce back when they take on bottom-placed Canada in the fifth round of the ICC Intercontinental Cup at the Global Cricket Academy, Dubai on Monday.
Kenya have not had a good run in the event and its hoped that their Africa Twenty20 title in Uganda will give them a morale boost against a side that is struggling but have always been giving Kenya a run for their money whenever the two sides meet.
In their first match against UAE, Kenya fielded a weak side thanks to contract disagreement between the then board and the players. The visitors took advantage of that and handed Kenya a heavy defeat.
Against Namibia in September inconsistency among batsmen showed up and Kenya failed by an inning to the hosts in Windhoek.
In that match Kenya could score only 304 and 325 all out in both innings. No other batsman except Tamnay Mishra (108 and 51), Collins Obuya (56) and Irfan Karim (59) could move up to half centuries.
The bowlers too simply did not know how to bowl at a marauding Gerrie Snyman who made a double century (201) and Gerrie Williams (140) who ended up winning the match for the South African side.
Kenya has 22 points from four matches and so they will desperately be seeking a maiden win in this edition.
But for that they would have to play out of their skins.