January 12, 2013

New Zealand cricket

Munro's familiar path

Colin Munro made his Test debut for New Zealand in Port Elizabeth, another cricketer hailing from South Africa before making his career elsewhere. In a fledgling first-class career his numbers are impressive - a batting average of nearly 60 and bowling figure of around 30 - and New Zealand are searching for an allrounder. Mark Geenty, who writes for NZPA, caught up with him before his debut.

Munro can play. Even if he only showed it at Twenty20 level until this season. One shot doesn't make a summer, but television viewers might recall Munro's visit to Westpac Stadium one chilly Friday night in November. He sent a Scott Kuggeleijn delivery on to the eastern roof, possibly the biggest six seen at the ground.

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