Statebox: Kenya vs Canada
Facts and figures relating to the Group A World Cup Match between Kenya and Canada (0900 GMT) at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi today.cricket Updated: Mar 07, 2011 09:02 IST
Facts and figures relating to the Group A World Cup Match between Kenya and Canada (0900 GMT) at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Monday:
Kenya lead 7-4 (NR: 1)
In the World Cups: Kenya lead 2-0
No meetings in World Cup or in the sub-continent
* Kenya have lost their last three encounters to Canada through 2009 and 2010. Going by current form in the World Cup, at least Canada seriously threatened Pakistan with a potential upset. On the other hand Kenya have lost by 10 wickets, 205 runs and nine wickets against New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively.
* Kenya (LLLWL) have tasted only two wins (out of 12) in the last 12 months, and they have crossed 200 only once during this period (against Afghanistan in July 2010).
* Kenya's batsmen have managed totals of 69, 112 and 142 so far and will need to step up to allow the bowlers to have something to bowl at.
* Canada (LLLLW) have won three of their last 12 matches in the past 12 months, two of those wins were against Kenya.
* With scores of 122, 123 and 138, the north Americans' batsmen have not fared much better either and their biggest problem has been the opening pair who have added a total of 12 runs in three innings between both opening batsmen.
* There is not a lot to choose, in terms of batting or fielding first, at the Kotla, just a slight edge to teams fielding first (9-8).
* Both captains have not had much of a luck with the toss either, with Ashish Bagai having lost all his three tosses and Jimmy Kamande has had slightly better luck winning one.
* For Kenya, Collins Obuya has been their mainstay in batting and averages 38 in the three innings he has played so far.
* For Canada, in all their last three wins against Kenya, it has been the same protagonists who have held centre stage. Harvir Baidwan (2-25, 3-24 and 2-34) and Rizwan Cheema (3-39, 2-29 and 2-15) with seven wickets apiece have broken the back of Kenyan batting.