Ultimate XI T20 Impact Players: Colin Munro

By August 05, 2020
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One of New Zealand’s most consistent big hitters, Colin Munro is also much sought-after in all the T20 Leagues around the world.

But Munro wasn’t always a mainstay in the New Zealand team and had been in and out of the limited overs setup from his debut in 2012 until 2015 when he was the heaviest scorer in the Georgie Pie Super Smash. In the tournament, Munro would smash 366 runs at a strike rate of 175.

From then on, Munro was a fixture in the New Zealand top order, locking down the number three spot at the 2016 T20 World Cup.

A year later, Munro became just the fourth player to score multiple T20I centuries after Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, and Evin Lewis.

Munro, with three T20I centuries, stands on his own as an opener in the shortest format of the game.

He also topped the batting charts in the Hero Caribbean Premier League back in 2018 with a mammoth 567 runs for the eventual champions, the Trinbago Knight Riders. No player has ever scored more in a season. Munro has been a mainstay with the Trinbago Knight Riders since 2016 and has been retained for the Knight Riders for the 2020 season which begins in a few days.

 

Career Statistics (2010-present)

Full name: Colin Munro

Born: March 11, 1987 (33), Durban

Major teams: New Zealand, Auckland, Balkh Legends, Brampton Wolves, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, Hampshire, Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand XI, North Island, North West Dragons, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI

Playing role: Opening batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium-fast

 

T20I Career – New Zealand

Mat   Inns   NO     Runs    HS     Ave     BF      SR       100    50     4s     6s    

65       62      7      1724     109*  31.34   1102  156.44     3      11    132    107        

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF       SR       100    50    4s     6s   

262    246    29     6308      109*  29.06    4359   144.71    4      37    524    341       

 

Career Highlights

  • 1724 T20I runs at an average of 31.34
  • 1st player to score three centuries in T20I cricket.
  • New Zealand Men's T20 Player of the Year 2019
  • 3rd fastest T20I fifty of all time (14 balls)
  • 3rd most T20I sixes (107)
  • 4th best strike rate in T20Is (156.44)
  • 6308 T20 runs at 29.06
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