Colin Munro

Colin Munro
Nationality
nzl New Zealand
Position
Batsman
Nick name
Colin Munro
Batting style
Left Hand Bat
Bowling style
Left Arm Medium
Current Team
KKR
Competitions
Indian Premier League 2016
Seasons
2016
Birthday
March 11, 1987
Age
31

Colin Munro is one of the newest faces for the Blackcaps. A player who has established a reputation of being a hard-hitting batsman, Munro made his first-class debut in 2006. Owing to some stellar hitting in the domestic T20s he was rewarded with a call-up to the New Zealand squad for the tour to South Africa, and played in three Twenty20 internationals at the start of that tour. He also made his Test debut soon after, in the second Test at Port Elizabeth. Along with his batting abilities, Munro can also bowl some effective medium pace. He travelled to India with Auckland Aces during the Champions League T20 2014. In VIVO IPL 2016, he will be seen donning the Kolkata Knight Riders jersey.

A bruising left-hander with strong shots square of the wicket, Colin Munro has earned a reputation as one of New Zealand’s most reliable big hitters. Having made his international debut in 2012, Munro was in-and-out of the limited-overs teams, until he hit a tournament-topping 366 runs at a strike rate of 175 in the 2015-16 Georgie Pie Super Smash. That run of form earned him a steady T20 place in New Zealand’s top order.

He quickly justified his place. His 14-ball half-century against Sri Lanka at Eden Park was the fastest by a New Zealand batsman in T20s. More quick runs against Pakistan in the following series saw him assume the no.3 spot in New Zealand’s 2016 World T20 campaign.

Munro had made his first-class debut in 2006, but didn’t really make a big impact in the longer form of the game till the 2011-12 season, when he scored a century and three fifties for Auckland. Next season he did even better, scoring three centuries in six innings, including a whirlwind unbeaten 269 off 252 balls against Wellington. He was rewarded with a call-up to the New Zealand squad for the tour to South Africa, and played in three Twenty20 internationals at the start of that tour. He made his Test debut soon after, in the second Test at Port Elizabeth.

Indian Premier League 2016

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2016KKR00000000

Career Total

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