Colin Munro

Country: New Zealand
Born: March 11, 1987, Durban
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Opening Batter

Colin Munro Bio

Colin Munro, the explosive left-handed batsman from New Zealand, has earned a formidable reputation as one of the country’s most reliable big hitters. With his strong shots square of the wicket and incredible striking ability, Munro has become an integral part of the New Zealand cricket team.

Born on March 11, 1987, in Durban, South Africa, Munro moved to New Zealand at a young age and quickly developed a passion for cricket. He made his first-class debut in 2006, but it wasn’t until the 2011-2012 season that he made a significant impact in the longer form of the game. During this season, Munro showcased his immense talent by scoring a century and three fifties for Auckland.

Buoyed by his success, Munro continued to flourish and had a remarkable next season where he scored an astonishing three centuries in just six innings. The highlight of this remarkable run was his whirlwind unbeaten knock of 269 off 252 balls against Wellington. His outstanding performances did not go unnoticed, and he was rewarded with a call-up to the national team for the tour of South Africa.

In 2012, Munro made his international debut, representing New Zealand in limited-overs cricket. However, his journey in the national side was sporadic until the 2015-2016 Georgie Pie Super Smash tournament, where he proved his mettle as a T20 specialist. Munro’s tournament-topping performance of 366 runs at a staggering strike rate of 175 caught the attention of selectors, earning him a more consistent spot in New Zealand’s T20 team.

Proving his worth almost immediately, Munro smashed a scintillating 14-ball half-century against Sri Lanka at Eden Park. This not only became the fastest half-century by a New Zealand batsman in T20s but also solidified his place in the top order. More quick runs against Pakistan further cemented his position, and he became an integral part of New Zealand’s 2016 World T20 campaign, batting at the coveted number three spot.

Munro’s aggressive style of play and ability to dominate opposition bowlers makes him a force to be reckoned with in limited-overs cricket. His remarkable striking ability, combined with his unorthodox shot selection and strong hitting power, has made him a nightmare for bowlers all around the world.

Off the field, Munro is known for his down-to-earth nature and friendly demeanor. He takes pride in representing his country and is often seen mentoring young cricketers, sharing his knowledge and experience. His commitment to the game and professionalism have earned him respect from teammates and cricket enthusiasts alike.

Colin Munro’s journey from humble beginnings in South Africa to becoming a key player in New Zealand’s cricket team is a testament to his remarkable talent and determination. As he continues to entertain fans with his explosive batting and powerful strokes, Munro remains one of the most exciting cricketers to watch in the world of cricket.

Colin Munro Career Stats

Colin Munro Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 15 15 7.5 26 57.69 0 0 3 0 0 0
T20Is 65 62 7 1724 109* 31.34 1102 156.44 3 11 132 107 19 0
ODIs 57 53 2 1271 87 24.92 1214 104.69 0 8 138 36 22 0
FC 48 74 4 3611 281 51.58 3655 98.79 13 15 405 137 21 0
List A 139 129 14 4197 174* 36.49 3703 113.34 9 22 435 145 52 0
T20s 415 396 49 10595 114* 30.53 7493 141.39 5 64 882 535 125 0

Colin Munro Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 1 108 40 2 2/40 2/40 20 2.22 54 0 0 0
T20Is 65 12 118 186 4 1/12 1/12 46.5 9.45 29.5 0 0 0
ODIs 57 25 552 481 7 2/10 2/10 68.71 5.22 78.8 0 0 0
FC 48 56 3518 1596 58 4/36 5/73 27.51 2.72 60.6 1 0 0
List A 139 68 1670 1520 24 3/45 3/45 63.33 5.46 69.5 0 0 0
T20s 415 66 662 1017 31 4/15 4/15 32.8 9.21 21.3 1 0 0

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