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    Collins Obuya

    News released suggest that Warwickshire are eyeing up Collins Obuya as their 2nd overseas player.

    What's the Cricket Web resident Warwickshire fan think of this?

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    hes a real good spinner and im sure he can be developed more for kenya and what he needs is more exposure and more practise and training ,

    so for him its good and for kenya its good aswell

    and for warwickshire its good as he is a good spinner the way i see it
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    Hmm im not sure

    I think he lacks control, especially from his action..But what he loses in that, he gains in being unpredictable and getting bounce off the pitch..

    What an offer for him though, doesnt he work on a tomato stall at the moment??!
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    I think he is a great player. He takes wickets against top teams and usually at a good economy.

    I only saw a little of the world cup but of what I did see, He was one of the best spinners there.

    It would be great to see him playing there.. It can only be good for his cricket.


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    Originally posted by Langeveldt

    What an offer for him though, doesnt he work on a tomato stall at the moment??!
    Yeah he works on his mothers stall and earns $1000 a year for playing Cricket for Kenya.

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    yea true that tamara,

    and im sure he can get a lot more money for gear and everything through this if he is workin in a tomoto stall hes going make lots more through this

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    I assume you mean me Rich?

    I noted this in the Brad Hogg thread yesterday - not sure what to think to be honest, on the one hand he did well at the World Cup, but on the other, his career record could be better!
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    The rumour got as far as Cricinfo, for sure.

    How good is he?

    Well, IMO he is a staggeringly good prospect - no more.

    He needs to learn an awful lot - especially what to do when batsmen target him, but he does look to have a good head on his shoulders.
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    And he wont get as much bounce in England as he did in SA...One of his weapons

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    Originally posted by luckyeddie
    The rumour got as far as Cricinfo, for sure.

    How good is he?

    Well, IMO he is a staggeringly good prospect - no more.

    He needs to learn an awful lot - especially what to do when batsmen target him, but he does look to have a good head on his shoulders.
    Sorry couldn't reply earlier as i had problems with my Internet Provider as it was down for few days. I saw Collins bowling Googly and Flipper in the game against Zim in sharjah. He turned the googly a long way and he did have good control over them . Earlier he only used to bowl the leg spinner but now he is adding variations to his bowling. I did't see his other matches though.

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    Yes, Obuya didn't have much variation in the world cup and if he can add a decent googly and a flipper to his armoury then he can become a better bowler.

    Also he needs to mature a bit more and not get fazed when the batsman are going after him.In the super-six match against India he was looking very menacing at the start and Yuvraj was all at sea while playing him and Ganguly wasn't comfortable either with the amount of bounce he was getting, but once Ganguly decided to go after him he was a completely different bowler after that.....he was bowling short and his line faltered and both Yuvraj and Ganguly completely took him apart. Leg spinners need to realise that they will be hit, but if they can take it in their stride and keep consistent with what they are doing, then they will get rewarded.
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    Wow :O six months ago i could never have imagined a thread devoted to Collins Obuya of all people

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    so wats the l8est on collins to waricks??
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    According to BBC Teletext, they're trying to come to a deal.

    According to ITV Teletext, he's signed.

    Accoring to the Warwicshire website, no mention of him whatsoever!

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    lol ok. so basically we should have some news in the next day or so.

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