Colin de Grandhomme is a Zimbabwean-born-New Zealand cricketer who represented the NZ national team in all three formats of International Team. Grandhomme is batting all-rounder with right-handed batting style and right-arm medium-fast bowling. He was born on July 22, 1986, Harare, Zimbabwe. Grandhomme started his first-class career for Manicaland in Zimbabwe.
De Grandhomme played for Zimbabwe in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2004, in Bangladesh. De Grandhomme has played for Auckland Aces in the State Championship since 2006. He made his debut for Warwickshire County Cricket Club in the Natwest T20 Blast, English County Championship against Surrey at Oval Groundduring Natwest T20 Blast season 2017. He has been regularly part of the Indian team squad in Test, ODI, and T20s.
Colin has scored a single century to his name in 24 Test matches. He has fantastic stats in first-class, List and Twenty20 International. De Grandhomme made his T20 International debut for NZ on February 11, 2012, against his country of birth Zimbabwe. He made his One Day International debut against South Africa and got out for 36 runs off 36 balls with a 100% strike rate on March 03, 2012.
Grandhomme made his Test debut against Pakistan on 17 November 2016 and picked up his maiden Test wicket by dismissing Azhar Ali, claimed his first five wickets haul as a debutant in the same match and won the Man of the Match award. De Grandhomme scored his maiden Test century off 71 balls on December 02, 2017, against West Indies and recorded the 2nd fastest test century by a New Zealand batsman.
Colin has been regularly part of the NZ national squad for his outstanding batting performances. He has 12 centuries in first-class cricket while two centuries in List A cricket. Grandhomme is an all-rounder who grabbed 47 wickets in his 24 games. In his 42 One Day Internationals, he picked 27 wickets while 27 in 36 T20 International.
|Full Name||Colin de Grandhomme|
|Date of Birth||22 July 1986 Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Nickname||Dutchy, The Big Man|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Test Debut||17 November 2016 v Pakistan (cap 270)|
|ODI Debut||3 February 2012 v South Africa (cap 173)|
|T20 Debut||11 February 2012 v Zimbabwe (cap 52)|
|Major Teams||New Zealand, Auckland, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kolkata Knight Riders, Manicaland, Midlands, Nagenahira Nagas, New Zealand A, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warwickshire, Zimbabwe Under-19s|
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