Kenya cricket team got their One Day International (ODI) status in 1996, during the preparations for the Cricket World Cup of 1996 and would have it for eighteen years. Still, they lost the ODI status in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2014 where they got in the fifth position. Kenya cricket team has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1981. Since then, they have played five Cricket World Cups from 1996 to 2011, with their superb result being a semi-final appearance at the Cricket World Cup of 2003 in Southern Africa. They have only qualified for one ICC World Twenty20 tournament of 2007. The Kenyan national team is organized and governed by Cricket Kenya. Here are the top 10 best captains of the Kenya cricket team-
10. Ragheb Aga
Ragheb Aga is a Kenyan cricket player, who is a great all-rounder of the Kenyan national cricket team in ODIs and T20Is. He became the Kenya cricket team's third captain in two months in November 2004, when he captained the team at the finals of the Intercontinental Cup.
9. Mohammad Sheikh
Mohammad Sheikh was born on August 29, 1980, in Nairobi. He is a former Kenyan cricketer who has played many One-Day Internationals and first-class cricket matches for the Kenyan national cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm fast bowler on the Kenyan cricket team.
8. Maurice Odumbe
Maurice Omondi Odumbe was born on 15 June 1969 is a former Kenyan cricketer and a former ODI captain for the Kenya cricket team. In April 2018, he was appointed as the coach of Kenya’s squad. However, he was replaced by David Obuya.
7. Rakep Patel
In 2018, he got the captaincy of the Kenya cricket team for the ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in 2018. However, the Kenya cricket teams reached the sixth position and last place in the tournament and were relegated to Division Three.
6. Maurice Ouma
Maurice Amollo Ouma (the first name also spelled Morris) was born on 8 November 1982. He is a Kenyan cricket player and a former limited-overs captain for the Kenya's squad. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper for the Kenya's squad. He is playing for the Kenyan cricket team since 2000.
5. Tom Tikolo
Tom Tikolo is a former cricket player of the Kenyan cricket team. Under his captainship, Kenya played 22 ICC Trophy games, more than anyone else. However, he only played in one first-class match, although he did well, scoring 79 in one match. He was named the new CEO of Cricket Kenya in 2005.
4. James Kamande
James Kabatha Kamande has been a former Kenyan cricket player and former limited over the captain of the Kenyan national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and an off-spin bowler on the Kenyan cricket team. Mainly a fast-medium bowler, Kamande reinvented himself as a spinner in 2004 due to the following concerns related to his bowling.
3. Aasif Karim
Aasif Yusuf Karim is a former Kenyan cricketer and a former ODI captain of the Kenyan cricket team. He is of Indian ancestry; Karim made a reputation for himself a fruitful lower-order batsman but predominantly as a left-arm spinner.
2. Collins Obuya
Collins Omondi Obuya is a Kenyan cricket player and a former captain of the Kenyan national cricket team. He has the highest first-class score of 103. He has been a prominent member of Kenya's squad with a career spanning for about two decades since 2001, making his international debut.
1. Steve Tikolo
He is a right-handed batsman and occasionally right-arm medium pace bowler of the Kenyan national cricket team. In 2002 Tikolo was titled as the new Kenyan captain and led them in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy with outstanding innings of 93 and 69. Tikolo led Kenya’s squad during their journey to the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup of 2003.