Colin Ingram Biography
Colin Ingram is a South African batsman who is known for his power hitting. He was born on 3rd July 1985. He is from Port Elizabeth, Cape Province in South Africa.
Ingram is a left-handed opening or middle order batsman. He bowls right arm leg spin and has also been seen donning the wicket keepers gloves a few times.
A clinical hitter of the ball, he possesses the ability to turn around the game himself. His batting is more centered around power and aggression, rather than technique or grace.
Ingram started out at the age of 14, batting for the Eastern Province team and the South African schools team.
He earned a scholarship at the University of the Free State in 2004 and played for their university team regularly before returning to Eastern Cape. He studied at the Woodbridge College in Eastern Cape and was the star player there.
He represented South Africa at the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Bangladesh.
Ingram has played for the likes of Somerset, Delhi Daredevils, Wayamba United and currently plays for Glamorgan and 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 failed to shine at the international level largely due to the constant shuffling of his batting position. He was often played as an opener, a role which he did not favour.
Between 2010 and 2013, Ingram played 40 matches for the South African cricket team and batted in seven different positions. His last international game was a Twenty20 match against Pakistan at Dubai in November 2013.
Rise to Glory
Ingram's first shot to fame was in 2010 when he shone both in First Class and List A cricket. He also put in a stellar performance at the inaugural edition of the Champions League T20 in 2010 for the Warriors, guiding them to the final.
Following these performances, he made his debut for the national side, and was even included in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad.
Ingram plays for the Chevrolet Warriors and has even captained them for a while. He guided them to the 2010 Champions League T20 final. He also took the Warriors to the final of the One Day Cup in 2015, losing out to the Titans in net run rate.
Ingram signed to Glamorgan in 2014 as a Kolpak player, and had a very successful stint with the side. He played tremendously well in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the NatWest T20 Blast and the Royal London One Day Cup.
He is currently playing for the Adelaide Strikers in the KFC Big Bash League and would captain the side in the absence of Travis Head who leaves for international duties.
Ingram is the sixth person to score a century on debut in ODIs and the first South African to do so.