Kenya Vs Zimbabwe at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, ICC World Cup 2011 Schedule

Kenya Vs Zimbabwe at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, ICC World Cup 2011 Schedule


About The Event

Kenya will face on Zimbabwe at 41st ICC World Cup 2011 group match, to be held at  Eden Gardens, Kolkata.Performances of the Teams were not promising for this series, as they are ranked amongst bottom 4 teams in the group table. Zimbabwe was able to secure only a single win in the series till now, on the other hand Kenya failed completly to win a match. This match may not be much important, but will be compitative with tough enconter, as the fought is between teams with similar standards.

Team Kenya: Jimmy Kamande (capt), Seren Waters, Alex Obanda, David Obuya, Collins Obuya, Steve Tikolo, Tamnay Mishra, Rakep Patel, Maurice Ouma, Thomas Odoyo, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Elijah Otieno, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche, James Ngoche.

Team Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine, Gregory Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Christopher Mpofu, Raymond Price, Edward Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams

Ground information at Eden Gardens:

Location:                   kolkata

establishement:          1865

Capacity:                       64,500

Owner:                          Indian Army

History At Edden Gardens:

  • Rioting has been seen at the ground during the 1966/67 West Indies and 1969/70 Australian tours.[2]
  • Hosted the memorable World Cup final of 1987 which ended with Australia defeating England by 7 runs.
  • The 1996 World Cup semi-final was called off with Sri Lanka on the verge of victory over the home side, after the home crowd set fire to the stands after an Indian collapse.[2]
  • In 1999, leading Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was run out after colliding with Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar. The crowd thought that Akhtar had impeded Tendulkar and rioted, forcing the police to evict the spectators. The match continued in front of an empty stadium.
  • Kapil Dev took an ODI hat-trick against the Sri Lankans in 1991 at the ground. * Harbhajan Singh took a hat-trick against Australia in 2000/01 at the ground. He became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Test cricket.
  • VVS Laxman scored 281 against Australia in 2000/01. This remains the highest score at the ground. Australia were defeated despite holding the advantage for the majority of the game in "the greatest come-from-behind victory of modern times".[2] It was only the third time in Test history that a team had won after being forced to follow on.[3]

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