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Full name Colin Munro
Born March 11, 1987, Durban
Current age 27 years 324 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19s
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Only Test||South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth, Jan 11-14, 2013 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley, Jan 22, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla, Nov 16, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 21, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 24, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland, Dec 7-10, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Auckland v Central Districts at Auckland, Dec 18-21, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Dec 23, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Central Districts v Auckland at New Plymouth, Jan 24, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Auckland v Central Districts at Auckland, Dec 3, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Auckland v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|53||Auckland||v Central D||New Plymouth||24 Jan 2015||LA|
|31||Auckland||v Northern D||Mount Maunganui||21 Jan 2015||LA|
|15||Auckland||v Northern D||Auckland||18 Jan 2015||LA|
|65*||Auckland||v Wellington||Wellington||12 Jan 2015||LA|
|50, 1/23||Auckland||v Central D||Palmerston North||8 Jan 2015||LA|
|0/31, 22||Auckland||v Canterbury||Timaru||5 Jan 2015||LA|
|22||Auckland||v Otago||Auckland||2 Jan 2015||LA|
|12*||Auckland||v Canterbury||Auckland||30 Dec 2014||LA|
|79*||Auckland||v Wellington||Auckland||27 Dec 2014||LA|
|32, 15||Auckland||v Central D||Auckland||18 Dec 2014||FC|
Colin Munro is a hard-hitting batsman who made his first-class debut in 2006, but didn't really make a big impact in the longer form of the game till the 2011-12 season, when he scored a century and three fifties for Auckland. Next season he did even better, scoring three centuries in six innings, including a whirlwind unbeaten 269 off 252 balls against Wellington. He was rewarded with a call-up to the New Zealand squad for the tour to South Africa, and played in three Twenty20 internationals at the start of that tour. He made his Test debut soon after, in the second Test at Port Elizabeth.
Even before that breakthrough season in 2011-12, Munro had shown that he could contribute handily in Twenty20 cricket. He broke into Auckland's Twenty20 side during the 2010-11 season, and began poorly - two ducks in his first two games. But a boundary-studded, unbeaten 66 followed against Otago, which launched his season. He went on to make several handy cameos in the lead up to the HRV Cup final, finishing the season off with a vital 66-run stand with Colin de Grandhomme in the final that helped set up Auckland's triumph.
Munro, who can also bowl some effective medium-pace, represented New Zealand at the Under-19 level in the 2006 World Cup in Sri Lanka. In September 2011, he travelled to India with Auckland for the Champions League T20.
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