- Kennedy Otieno(wkt). A no-brainer really. He has made this spot his own, and showed good form in Zimbabwe. With better pitches in Bangladesh, hopefully Kennedy can add to his haul of ODI Centuries tomorrow. His glove work has also reportedly improved heaps since the stint with Rod Marsh, so while they have seen him before, his improvement may give Bangladesh a bit of a surprise.
- Tanmay Mishra. He opens in the domestic comp, and he is one of the youngsters who really looks like he can step up to the level we need. this is a problem spot for Kenya, and I think Mishra deserves a chance. It is a lot better than wasting his talent down the order.
- Hitesh Modi. Great to see him back in the side. He can be a bit slow to score at times, but he has the experience to overcome that if needed. He also knows what it feels like to beat Bangladesh.
- Steve Tikolo(cpt). Could be key to Kenya's chances. He narrowly missed out on a century in Zimbabwe, lets hope he can make at least one in Bangladesh. His spin will also come in handy for the middle overs. I would like to see him bowl more than he did in Zimbabwe, especially as he should know the opposition weaknesses.
- Thomas Odoyo(v.cpt). Showed form with the bat in Zimbabwe, and we need this to continue in Bangladesh. I believe he is capable of an ODI Century, lets hope that he can do it this series. Will be key for Kenya with the ball. If he can make inroads at the top of the Bangladesh innings, that will heap the pressure on their middle order.
- Maurice Ouma. I know he didn't perform in Zimbabwe, but he has the talent to do well. He may find it easier to play his strokes lower down the order.
- Kalpesh Patel. Missed out in Zimbabwe, and thouroughly deserves his chance. Will add depth to the batting, as well as giving a genuine swing option to Tikolo. One of the best fielders in the side.
- Jimmy Kamande. Showed great spirit with the bat on the last tour, and will give Tikolo an extra spin option if the pitch warrants it. He is also a great fielder. If it is more of a seamers pitch, Tony Suji might be a better choice here.
- Collins Obuya. On the proviso that he has regained his form. If he has, he could potentially terrorise the Bangladeshis with his leg spin. If he is still a bit wobbly, then I would have Tony Suji here instead.
- Peter Ongondo. In great form in Zimbabwe where he took the most wickets of the series. This will be tougher competition however, but he should be able to step up.
- Martin Suji. Excellent to have a tight strike bowler back in the side. Many of Thomas Odoyo's wickets have been helped by Suji in the past, and the resumption of their bowling partnership is great news for Kenya.
12th man/Super Sub: If this is to be used, then whoever misses out on the number 8 spot out of Kamande and Suji.
In related news, it appears that Bangladesh's captain may have to miss the match due to his mother being in hospital. We wish her well, and a speedy recovery.