NAIROBI — Kenya will play eight Twenty20 matches against Namibia and a further two matches in Zimbabwe this month in preparation for next year’s World Twenty20 qualifying tournament, Cricket Kenya announced on Tuesday.
The tour began on Tuesday in Windhoek, which will host all eight Twenty20s.
The team travels to Zimbabwe on 15 November to play two top franchise club sides, the Mashonaland Eagles and MidWest Rhinos, in Harare.
Kenya has named two separate teams for the tours, with most of the players having featured in the inaugural East Africa Premier League tournament, which also involved Ugandan clubs. Only one Kenyan club reached the final and chairman of selectors Alpesh Vadher said the tournament revealed how much the Kenyan squad needed to improve.
Squad for Zimbabwe leg: Ragheb Aga, Morris Ouma, Irfan Karim, Duncan Allan, Shem Ngoche, Alex Obanda, Collins Obuya, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Nelson Odhiambo, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno, Alfred Luseno, Rakep Patel, Hiren Varaiya, Ibrahim Akello, Dominic Wesonga — Cricket365