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Rakep Patel

Rakesh Patel
Clive Madande and Rakep Patel, 2023 African Games
Personal information
Full name
Rakesh Rajendra Patel
Born (1989-07-12) 12 July 1989 (age 34)
Nairobi, Kenya
BowlingRight arm off break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 36)21 August 2008 v Netherlands
Last ODI30 January 2014 v Scotland
T20I debut (cap 18)4 August 2008 v Scotland
Last T20I25 November 2022 v Seychelles
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 39 51 12 96
Runs scored 621 936 495 2,201
Batting average 20.03 29.25 20.62 27.86
100s/50s 0/2 –/5 1/1 3/9
Top score 92 73* 130 124
Balls bowled 168 263 78 1,154
Wickets 2 16 0 18
Bowling average 67.50 17.18 48.77
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/14 3/19 5/16
Catches/stumpings 18/0 32/– 9/– 49/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 November 2022

Rakep Patel (born 12 July 1989) is a Kenyan international cricketer. A product of the Nairobi Gymkhana Club,[1] he is a wicket-keeperbatsman who plays right-handed, and occasionally bowls off spin.


He made his lone performance for the Kenya Select team in their inaugural season, and found himself called up to the national squad for their tour of Europe, including a tour of the Netherlands and the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.[1]

In a 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier match against Nepal, Patel scored 103 off 45 balls, batting at number 6. This equalled the record of Dawid Malan for the highest Twenty20 score from a player batting at that position but has since been bettered.[2]

In January 2018, Patel was named as captain of Kenya's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament.[3] However, Kenya finished in sixth and last place in the tournament and were relegated to Division Three.[4] As a result, Patel resigned as captain of the Kenyan team.[5]

In September 2018, he was named in Kenya's squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup.[6] The following month, he was named in Kenya's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[7]

In May 2019, he was named in Kenya's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament in Uganda.[8][9] He was the leading run-scorer for Kenya in the Regional Finals, with 106 runs in three matches.[10]

In September 2019, he was named in Kenya's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[11] In November 2019, he was named in Kenya's squad for the Cricket World Cup Challenge League B tournament in Oman.[12] In October 2021, he was named in Kenya's squad for the Regional Final of the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament in Rwanda.[13]


  1. ^ a b "Ragheb Aga recalled for Europe tour". Cricinfo. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Records - Twenty20 - Most runs in an innings (by batting position)". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  3. ^ "Cricket Kenya hire Pakistani match analyst". Daily Nation. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ "UAE win ICC World Cricket League Division 2". International Cricket Council. 15 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Kenya captain, coach and board president resign". ESPN Cricinfo. 22 February 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Kenya Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Siblings lead team: David and Collins Obuya appointed national team coach and captain respectively". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Former national team captain back after surprise exit last year". The Star (Kenya). Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  9. ^ "African men in Uganda for T20 showdown". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  10. ^ "ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Region Final, 2019 - Kenya: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  11. ^ "National team selection sparks controversy". The Star (Kenya). Retrieved 29 September 2019.
  12. ^ "The 46-year-old Swamibapa's bowler is a surprise inclusion in Kenya team as Otieno dropped again". The Star (Kenya). Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Patel back as Kenya names Africa Regional Final squad". Kenya Cricket. Retrieved 26 October 2021.
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