Kenya women's national cricket team

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Kenya
Flag of Kenya.svg
Flag of Kenya
Personnel
Captain Margaret Ngoche
Coach Lameck Ngoche
International Cricket Council
ICC RankingsCurrent [1] Best-ever
WT20I 21st 16th (11-Oct-2018)
Women's international cricket
First internationalv Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda; January 2006
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe at Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala; 6 April 2019
Last WT20Iv Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia at Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali; 12 June 2021
WT20IsPlayedWon/Lost
Total [2] 17 10/7
(0 ties, 0 no result)
This year [3] 6 5/1
(0 ties, 0 no result)
As of 12 June 2021

The Kenya national women's cricket team is the team that represents the country of Kenya in international women's cricket. Their first matches were in January 2006 when they played a triangular series against Kenya A and Uganda.

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History

They played in the African regional qualifiers for the 2009 World Cup in December 2006 against Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. They performed poorly in the tournament, finishing in last place. In December 2009,they won the Africa Women Championships under the captainship of Emily Ruto.

In 2008, Sarah Bhakita scored unbeaten 186 against Rwanda to emerge the second woman in the world to achieve the feat in an international match. The Kenya Lwomen's Cricket team also participated in the World Cup Qualifiers held in Nairobi in December 2010, missing an opportunity to represent the continent by negligible scores, having tied with Zimbabwe at second place. South Africa who won all their matches and Zimbabwe achieved that feat instead. [4]

In December 2011, the women' team represented the country in Kampala, Uganda at the annual Africa Cricket Championships finishing fourth after the winners Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia. the other participating countries were Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

In April 2016, the team played in 2016 ICC Africa Women's World Twenty20 to qualify for 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 in West Indies. [5] [6]

In April 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) granted full Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Kenya women and another international side after 1 July 2018 will be a full WT20I. [7] Kenya made its Twenty20 International debut on 6 April 2019 against Zimbabwe during the 2019 Victoria Tri-Series in Kampala, Uganda. [8]

Records and statistics

International Match Summary — Kenya Women [9]

Last updated 12 June 2021

Playing Record
FormatMWLTNRInaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals17107006 April 2019

Twenty20 International

WT20I record versus other nations [9]

Records complete to WT20I #909. Last updated 12 June 2021.

Opponent M W L T NR First MatchFirst Win
ICC Full members
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 101006 April 2019
ICC Associate members
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 651002 December 20192 December 2019
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 312005 May 201912 June 2021
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 110008 June 20218 June 2021
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda 2200010 June 202110 June 2021
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone 110006 May 20196 May 2019
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 303006 April 2019

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