South African batsman Colin Ingram is known for his power hitting. On July 3rd, 1985, he was born. He is from the South African city of Port Elizabeth in the Cape Province.
Ingram bats left-handed in the opening or middle innings. He bowls right-arm leg spin and has been seen a few times wearing wicketkeeper’s gloves.
He’s a clinical hitter with the potential to turn the game around on his own. His batting style is more about strength and violence than it is about technique or grace.
At the age of 14, Ingram began batting for the Eastern Province team as well as the South African schools team.
Before returning to the Eastern Cape, he received a scholarship to the University of the Free State in 2004 and played for their university team on a regular basis. He was the standout player at Woodbridge College in the Eastern Cape, where he trained.
He played for South Africa in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004.
Ingram has played for Somerset, Delhi Daredevils, Wayamba United, and Glamorgan, and is currently with the Warriors.
He made his international debut in a Twenty20 match between South Africa and Zimbabwe on 8th October 2010 at Bloemfontein. He made his ODI debut a week later on 15th October, against the same opponents and at the same ground. He smashed 124 runs on his ODI debut and was adjudged Player of the Match.
However, he struggled at the international level, leading to his batting position being continually shuffled. He was often cast as an opener, a role he despised.
Between 2010 and 2013, Ingram batted in seven different positions for the South African cricket team in 40 matches. In November 2013, he played his last international match, a Twenty20 match against Pakistan in Dubai.
Rise to Glory
Ingram came to prominence in 2010 after featuring in both First Class and List A cricket. He also led the Warriors to the final of the Champions League T20 for the first time in 2010, when it was held for the first time.
Following these results, he was named to the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad and made his debut for the national team.
Ingram is a member of the Chevrolet Warriors and has previously served as their captain. He led them to the Champions League T20 final in 2010. In 2015, he also led the Warriors to the One Day Cup final, where they were defeated by the Titans on net run pace.
Ingram joined Glamorgan as a Kolpak player in 2014 and had a very good time there. He was a standout performer in the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One Day Cup in 2016 and 2017.
In the absence of Travis Head, who is leaving for international duty, he is currently playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the KFC Big Bash League.
Ingram is the sixth player in ODI history to score a century on their debut, and the first South African.