Robert James Nicol is a New Zealand cricketer who has played first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches for Auckland and Canterbury. Nicol's profile has been a part of all forms of international cricket for New Zealand including 2 test matches, both against South Africa. Rob Nicol started off playing for Auckland and played for the Aces for 8 seasons his best spell in 2002-03 where he scored over 600 runs. He then moved to Canterbury in 2009, scoring over 500 runs in his first season. He made his debut in one day internationals in 2011, and to date has been a regular in the New Zelaand side ever since. He played in the World Twenty20 in the Sri Lanka in 2012. Nicol enjoyed a spell in English county cricket playing for Gloucestershire in July 2012. Nicol had a wonderful ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2011 at Harare. Chasing 232 to win, the New Zealand openers Nicol and Martin Guptill first sent the Black Caps to a flyer as they crossed 50 runs in just 6 overs. After that, he went on to score 108 not out, a brilliant century that included 11 fours. He was acknowledged the man of the match for his debut century, thus becoming the 50th player to be named Man of the Match on ODI debut.