Colin de Grandhomme Retirement: Colin de Grandhomme, an all-around player for New Zealand, has announced his departure from international cricket. The reasons for his retirement included injuries and rising competitiveness for spots on the national team in all three forms led to his choice.
Colin de Grandhomme Retirement: Career
- De Grandhomme played for New Zealand in 115 matches across multiple forms throughout his more than ten-year international career.
- He was a reasonably consistent player for the team during these years thanks to his down-the-order strong hitting and controlled medium-pace bowling.
- He was a member of the squad that defeated India in the 2021 World Test Championship final as well as the squad that barely lost the first-ever World Cup final.
- He played in 41 T20Is, taking 12 wickets and scoring 505 runs at a strike rate of 138.35.
- De Grandhomme was born in Harare in 1986, where he also made his List A and first-class debuts. Before moving to Auckland in 2006, he also represented Zimbabwe in the Under-19 World Cup in 2003–04.
- The next year, he made his T20 debut for Auckland, and his all-around skills helped him break into the world stage.
- De Grandhomme has stated his desire to play domestic cricket in New Zealand again and will talk with Northern Districts about his options.
Colin de Grandhomme: When did he begin his innings in cricket?
De Grandhomme began his international career in a T20I match in Auckland in 2012 against Zimbabwe, the nation he was born in but left in 2006. He last played for New Zealand in the Lord’s Test match against England in June. In 29 Test matches, he concluded with two centuries, eight half-centuries, and 49 wickets, including 6 for 41 on his Test debut against Pakistan in 2016. In 45 ODIs, he also recorded 30 wickets and 742 runs with a strike rate of 106.15.