Colin Munro is a limited-overs cricketer who represents New Zealand at the international level. On March 11, 1987, he was born in Durban, South Africa. He bats left-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace.
In 2006, he was a member of the New Zealand under-19 cricket team that competed in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. Currently, he is a member of the Auckland cricket team.
Domestic and T20 Career
Munro joined the Sydney Sixers of the Australian T20 competition, the Big Bash League, in 2017 and made his debut against Sydney Thunder at the magnificent SCG. Prior to this, he was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders team during the 2016 Indian Premier League season (IPL).
He also joined the Trinbago Knight Riders in the same year and is currently a part of their team. For the 2018 season, he returned to the IPL with the Delhi Daredevils.
Colin Munro made his international debut for New Zealand in a Test match against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on January 11, 2013. This is his only test match so far in his career.
Munro hit the second-fastest T20I fifty of all time in 14 deliveries, with seven sixes, in a match against Sri Lanka in 2016, behind only Yuvraj Singh’s 12-ball fifty. He also holds the record for the fastest fifty by a New Zealander in this style, breaking Martin Guptill’s (50 from 19 balls) set in the same match.
Munro became the third player from his country to score a century in Twenty20 Internationals when he hit a century against Bangladesh in 2017. He became the fourth batsman to score two T20I hundreds, and the first batsman to do so in a year, with his second century against India.
With his century against the West Indies in 2018, he became the first player in T20I cricket history to score three centuries. He also became the world’s No. 1 T20I batsman with this achievement.
At the annual New Zealand Cricket awards in 2019, he was awarded the ANZ International Men’s T20 Player of the Year. He has also been selected to New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.