- Kanbis start as favourites to win, having one of the best fielding sides in the league
- Sikh Union are rebuilding their side with the injection of a crop of young stars
- Without professional players, Stray Lions will be given a run for their money by Ngara
Kanbis, the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division Twenty20 champions, launch their title defence when they host Sikh Union at Eastleigh High School on Sunday as this year’s tournament starts.
It is a game that Kanbis start as favourites to win, having one of the best fielding sides in the league and also owing to the fact that they have retained the same players for several seasons.
Former Kenya national team captain, Rakep Patel, has been Kanbis’ main runs getter, and he pairs well with Nelson Mandela Odhiambo and Dhiren Gondaria.
The trio are batsmen who can also bowl.
Sikh Union, on the other hand, lost a number of key players last year and are rebuilding their side with the injection of a crop of young stars.
Swamibapa, who were runners–up to Kanbis last year, will be at their newly-acquired home ground at Jamuhuri High School where they face Kongonis.
Swamibapa have a good number of experienced players like Alex Obanda, Irfan Karim, Emanuel Bundi and Morris Ouma, all dependable batsmen.