David Obuya

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David Obuya
Personal information
Full nameDavid Oluoch Obuya
Born (1979-08-14) 14 August 1979 (age 39)
Nairobi, Kenya
NicknameOloo, Terenge, Lion
RelationsCollins Obuya (brother)
Kennedy Obuya (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 24)15 August 2001 v West Indies
Last ODI20 February 2012 v Ireland
T20I debut (cap 6)1 September 2007 v Bangladesh
Last T20I14 March 2012 v Ireland
Domestic team information
2006/07Kenya Select
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC List A
Matches 74 10 23 97
Runs scored 1,355 216 1,196 1,883
Batting average 19.35 27.00 29.17 21.15
100s/50s 0/6 0/2 2/6 0/10
Top score 93 65* 105 93
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 39/5 2/1 32/3 56/14
Source: Cricinfo, 12 May 2017

David Oluoch Obuya (born August 14, 1979) is a former Kenyan cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. Obuya first played cricket at the Under-19s World Cup of 1998, where he starred as the opening batsman.

International career[edit]

His one-day career was to follow three years later, he first represented the senior team on a tour of the West Indies in 2001, where once again he was an opener, alongside Ravindu Shah. He played in the 2003 World Cup, where in the semi-final he set a record for the best eighth-wicket partnership in a match against India, beating the previous mark set by himself and team-mate Tony Suji.

Most recently, Obuya has played one-day cricket for Kenya against Bangladesh, his brothers, Kennedy Otieno and Collins Obuya, both play cricket in Kenya.

David Obuya was the first player in history of T20I as well as in ICC World Twenty20 history to be dismissed for being hit wicket and he was dismissed for a duck in that innings.[1]

In October 2018, he was named as the head coach of the Kenya national cricket team, ahead of the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[2]


  1. ^ "Batting records | Twenty20 Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  2. ^ "Siblings lead team: David and Collins Obuya appointed national team coach and captain respectively". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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