Kenya national under-19 cricket team

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The Kenya national under-19 cricket team represents the Republic of Kenya in international under-19 cricket. Kenya has qualified for the ICC Under-19 World Cup on four occasions – 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2018. Overall, Kenya has won 26% (6 out of 23) of its World Cup matches, with a best performance of 11th place in 1998. [1]

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Under-19 World Cup record

Kenya's U19 World Cup record
YearResultPosPldWLTNR
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1988 Did not enter
Flag of South Africa.svg 1998 First round11th1663300
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2000 First round13th1661401
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2002 First round14th1661500
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2004 Did not qualify
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg 2006
Flag of Malaysia.svg 2008
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2010
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2012
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 2014
Flag of Bangladesh.svg 2016
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2018 First round15th1661500
Flag of South Africa.svg 2020 Did not qualify
Total2461701

Tournament history

1998

At the 1998 World Cup in South Africa, Kenya defeated only Scotland in the group stage. In the plate competition, they won two more games against Ireland and Papua New Guinea to finish 11th overall. [2] [ circular reference ]

2000

At the 2000 World Cup in Sri Lanka, Kenya finished last in its group. They lost to Pakistan and newcomers Nepal, and the game against South Africa was abandoned. In the plate competition, they won their only game of the tournament, against Namibia, and thus finished 13th overall. [3] [ circular reference ]

2002

At the 2002 World Cup in New Zealand, Kenya again finished last in its group. The opening match against Australia was one of the most shameful days in Kenya cricket history. Australia racked up 480/6 from its 50 overs, the highest total in World Cup history. Kenya was dismissed for 50 runs, to lose by a whopping 430 runs, another shameful record. Despite this however, Kenya did not finish last at the tournament, as they defeated Papua New Guinea in the plate championship to secure 14th overall. [4] [ circular reference ]

2018

In conjunction with the decline in fortunes of the Kenyan senior team, the national under-19 team failed to qualify for the World Cup for seven consecutive tournaments between 2004 and 2016. But in a stunning turnaround, the Kenyans won the 2017 ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier – Africa on home soil, defeating Uganda on net run rate. In the final game of the tournament, needing a large victory to qualify, Kenya dismissed Uganda for just 60 runs and romped to a 7-wicket victory in just 8.3 overs. [5] [6]

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