Elsewhere, Kenya's other Associate rivals are having mixed results in their warm up games. Scotland have just completed a tour of the West Indies, and though they did manage to register one win over Barbados, lost five out of their six matches. For Scotland though, this is an out of season tour, and will be used largely to gain experience and an understanding of the rigours of touring. By the time they come to play Kenya at the beginning of next year, they will have also played nine matches in the English domestic league, and will be a much more polished outfit.
Holland, Kenya's next opponents arrive in Nairobi to play an One Day match against Kenya 'A' on Sunday, and then the four day Intercontinental Cup match starting on Wednesday 29th. The Dutch arrive fresh from a partially successful tour of South Africa where they did manage to secure two 5 wicket wins against provincial sides, though also suffered some heavy losses. Like Kenya, Holland seem to revolve around their bowling, and have had troubles with the top order failing. It will be very interesting to see how they perform against Kenya 'A', and with the recent performances of the senior side, some of the Kenyan players in that match will be out to impress the selectors as well. Kenya badly needs to find a strong player to bolster it's top order, as well as another bowler or two, and Sunday is the perfect opportunity for the youngsters to show what they can do.