Colin Munro is a New Zealand international cricketer, who plays limited overs formats of the game. He was born in Durban, South Africa on 11th March 1987. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler.
He was a member of New Zealand under 19 squad in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2006. He is currently a player of the Auckland cricket team.
Domestic and T20 Career
Munro signed for the Sydney Sixers in the Australian T20 league, the Big Bash League in 2017 and made his debut in the majestic SCG against Sydney Thunder. Prior to this, he was in the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the 2016 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The same year he also joined Trinbago Knight Riders and is currently a member of their squad. He returned to IPL with the Delhi Daredevils for the 2018 season.
Colin Munro made his international debut for the New Zealand Test cricket team on 11 January 2013 against South Africa at Port Elizabeth. This remains the only test match of his career to date.
In a match against Sri Lanka in 2016, Munro scored the second fastest T20I fifty of all time in 14 balls, with seven sixes, only behind 12-ball fifty of Yuvraj Singh. His is also the fastest fifty by a New Zealander in this format, beating the previous record set by Martin Guptill (50 from 19 balls) in that very same match.
Munro scored his first Twenty20 International century against Bangladesh in 2017 and became the third from his country to do so. With his second T20I century against India, he became the fourth batsman to score two T20I centuries and the first batsman to score two in a year.
With his century against West Indies in 2018, he became the first player to score three centuries in T20I cricket. With this feat, he also became the No.1 T20I batsman in the world.
In 2019, he was named as the ANZ International Men’s T20 Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards. He has also been named as a part of New Zealand’s 2019 Cricket World Cup squad.