Three International Cricket Council (ICC) member countries are expected in the country within the week for build-up matches with the national team.
Singapore, Oman and Malaysia have all confirmed participation in the triangular series next week en route to Uganda for the upcoming quadrangular World Cricket League Division Two qualifiers slated for May in Lugogo Oval and Kyambogo.
Kenya are expected to use the build-ups to prepare for the remainder fixtures against Scotland and Holland in the WCL qualifiers as they chase for a slot in England 2019.
Thomas Odoyo’s team will be back to Nairobi Gymkhana crease following an embarrassing outing in Uganda last month in a five-day invitational that exposed their underbelly.
The team has come under a barrage of attacks over their inconsistency and frailty especially in the batting department. The trio Asian countries have had the advantage of playing some quality matches even as they fight for the two slots on offer to ascertain promotion.
Oman has particularly been impressive all through the qualifying route given their buoyant rise over the years. They have been starring during the ICC World Twenty20 qualification and as it is remain on course to partake in the World Cup in 2019 and ICC World Twenty20 slated for 2020.
Visiting Oman have met Kenya once before in 2015 in an ICC World 20/20 qualifier where they lost. Lots of questions are currently being asked about players’ commitment. Critics argue that the country’s attempted return to the cherished ODI status is narrowing by the minute.