Full name Colin Alexander Ingram
Born July 3, 1985, Port Elizabeth
Current age 32 years 166 days
Major teams South Africa, Delhi Daredevils, Eastern Province, Free State, South Africa A, Warriors
Also known as Bozie
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|ODI debut||South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 15, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC), Nov 1, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 8, 2010 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Free State v Border at Bloemfontein, Oct 21-23, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Glamorgan v Gloucestershire at Cardiff, Sep 19-22, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||Free State v Easterns at Bloemfontein, Jan 16, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Kent at Swansea, May 14, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Eagles v Warriors at Bloemfontein, Feb 21, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Dec 13, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|41, 0/19||Warriors||v Titans||Centurion||13 Dec 2017||T20|
|41, 2/18||Warriors||v Cape Cobras||East London||10 Dec 2017||T20|
|17||Warriors||v Lions||Potchefstroom||8 Dec 2017||T20|
|2, 0/18||Warriors||v Dolphins||Port Elizabeth||3 Dec 2017||T20|
|0/15, 13||Warriors||v Titans||Benoni||1 Dec 2017||T20|
|0/25, 38||Warriors||v Cape Cobras||Paarl||29 Nov 2017||T20|
|0/21, 89||Warriors||v Lions||Cape Town||26 Nov 2017||T20|
|5, 0/17||Warriors||v Knights||Bloemfontein||24 Nov 2017||T20|
|5, 0/9||Warriors||v Knights||Port Elizabeth||10 Nov 2017||T20|
|18||Glamorgan||v Gloucs||Cardiff||19 Sep 2017||FC|
Colin Ingram, a blond, bestubbled, bruising left-hander, is among the crispest hitters produced by South Africa's Eastern Cape. His nickname of Bozie came from "bulldozer" because his grandmother observed that he was in the habit of bulldozing around. He has done that to good purpose both for South Africa and, latterly, Glamorgan, where he has gained a reputation as a destructive one-day hitter.
His 31 ODIs for South Africa came with three centuries (one on debut against Zimbabwe, two against Pakistan) and he played 9 T20s but he lacked consistency at an average of not much above 30 meant that by the end of 2013 he had fallen out of favour. He also bowled six balls in his ODI career and conceded 17 in one over against Pakistan. "Misbah-ul-Haq was on strike and I tossed one of my leggies up and he clubbed it for six," he said later. "I turned round and said, 'Let's see if you can do it again' - and he did."
He signed a Kolpak deal with Glamorgan for the 2015 season, combining that with captaincy of the Eastern Cape-based Warriors. Justification was not hard to find: here was a player with 31 ODIs and nine T20Is spaced out between 2010 and 2013, who batted in every position across the top seven. "I definitely feel I held my own at international level and put in performances," he said. "Unfortunately I ran into a few really good bowlers when I ended up opening, which wasn't my preferred position. It was an unsettling period because I did move around, I was in and out of the side and I didn't feel backed."
The move to Glamorgan was cathartic. His menace was obvious in all competitions in 2015, but his 2016 season was inhibited by a knee injury, suffered at the start of the season, which restricted him to white-ball cricket. He had surgery in South Africa at the end of the season, insisting that his appetite for red-ball cricket remained, only to become a limited-overs specialist a year later.
His limited-overs cricket, though, was formidable. He scored 502 runs in the 2016 T20 Blast season, hitting 29 sixes to share the record with Chris Gayle, and also topped Glamorgan's One-Day Cup averages with 367 runs at 61.1. His legspin was another useful weapon: he took a career-best 3 for 20 against Somerset to get Glamorgan into the last eight of the NatWest Blast, but an improvement on that figure as he took 4 for 32 in the quarter-final against Yorkshire in Cardiff could not prevent Glamorgan's elimination.
He stood out, too, in 2017. With three hundreds and two fifties, he made the most runs in this year's Royal London Cup - 564 - and followed up with two T20 hundreds as Glamorgan reached NatWest Blast Finals Day. His IPL experience had amounted to only three games for Delhi Daredevils in 2011, but as he became a limited-overs specialist, at 32, his form was eye-catching enough to anticipate interest among T20 leagues worldwide.