|Event:||ICC World Cup 2006/07|
DateLine: 2nd March 2007
Kenyan seamer Thomas Odoyo said he will bid to maintain his aggressive form at the upcoming Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
Odoyo, who with his opening attack partner Peter Ongondo, set last month's World Cricket League alight with their explosive bowling performances and took a total of 28 wickets in the whole tournament, and is upbeat about his prospects in the Caribbean.
"I am going to work hard in the World Cup," Odoyo said on the eve of the team's departure for the West Indies on Thursday. "I look forward to firing on all cylinders."
The 28-year-old aims to continue his dominant showing against fellow minnows Canada when the two sides meet in the opening match at Saint Lucia on March 14.
"This is one match we cannot afford to lose," said Odoyo, whose 4-25 and 27 not out against the Canadians in the 2003 World Cup in Newlands, South Africa earned him the man-of-the-match award.
"We always play well against Canada and this should be our best opportunity before we meet New Zealand and England," Odoyo said.
New Zealand, who for safety reasons refused to travel to Kenya for their preliminary match in 2003, is drawn to play the Kenyans on March 20 and England four days later.
(Article: Copyright © 2007 AFP)