Born on May 12, 1978, Thomas Odoyo a former Kenyan cricketer and a former ODI captain. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed medium-fast bowler, often regarded as the best ever bowler produced by Kenya in international arena.
He represented Kenya in the 1996 World Cup; Odoyo's performances have since been critical to the team. Kenyan commentators labelled him “Black Botham” due to his powerful batting throughout the middle-order and his seam bowling.
He was the first player from a non-Test nation to score 1,500 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs. Due to injury he was not able to participate in the Carib Beer Cup in 2003–04, but he played once again for the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy.
In 2006, Odoyo performed well in Kenya's tour of Zimbabwe and took 8 wickets in 4 matches as Kenya drew the series with Zimbabwe at 2–2. In Thomas Odoyo was selected as captain of The Northern Nomads franchise in Kenya's domestic cricket competition the Sahara Elite League.
In September 2012, Odoyo was appointed the national cricket team's assistant coach as well as head coach of Kenya national under-19 cricket team. Odoyo was named as interim head coach of Kenya national cricket team in March 2016.