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 players of the Kenya cricket team in first-class cricket-
10. Lameck Ngoche
He was born on September 22, 1973. He is a former Kenyan cricket player, a right-handed batsman, and a right-arm medium-pace bowler of the Kenyan cricket team. He was not in Kenya's World Cup campaign of 2003, but was recalled for the ICC Champions Trophy of 2004.
9. Peter Ongondo
Peter Jimmy Ongondo is a former Kenyan cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler of the Kenyan national cricket team. Ongondo was appointed for the coaching staff of the Kenya team in 2012.
8. Maurice Ouma
Maurice Amollo Ouma was born on 8 November 1982 is a Kenyan cricket player and a former limited over captain in the Kenyan cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and also plays as a wicket-keeper in the Kenyan national cricket team.
7. Anthony Suji
Anthony Suji is a former Kenyan cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast pace bowler of the Kenyan national cricket team. Anthony Suji is the brother of player Martin Suji. He also took part in The Western Chiefs.
6. Martin Suji
Martin Suji is a former cricket player of Kenya's squad who played One-Day Internationals for the Kenyan national cricket team from 1996 to 2006. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler of the Kenyan national cricket team. He had an international career spanned from 1990 to 2006.
5. Stephen Tikolo
Stephen Ogonji Tikolo is a former cricket player and a former ODI captain of the Kenya national cricket team. Stephen is among one of the greatest Kenyan cricketer ever. Tikolo has made the most runs and also taken the second most wickets for Kenya's cricket group in One Day International matches.
4. James Dalrymple
He is a Kenyan-born former English cricketer, who played ODIs and T20Is for the England cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and off-spin bowler of the England cricket team. He is perhaps well-known for taking a spectacular catch in a One Day International against Australia in 2007.
3. Derek Pringle
Derek Raymond Pringle is a Kenya-born cricket player. He is the former English cricketer, in Test and One Day International for England cricket team and is a cricket journalist nowadays. He also played in 44 One-Day International matches from 1982 to 1993. He gave his appearances in two World Cups and was a member of England's squad in the World Cup Final team in 1992.
2. Sheikh Hassan
Sheikh Hassan was a first-class cricketer of the Kenyan national cricket team who was part of the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club from 1966 to 1985. He is a right-handed batsman; he made 14,394 runs at an outstanding average of 29.07.
1. Dipak Patel
Dipak Patel is of Kenyan origin and former New Zealand cricket player, who played 37 Test matches and 75 ODI matches for the New Zealand national cricket team. He was currently the spin Bowling Coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League from 2018.