Open main menu

Colin de Grandhomme (born 22 July 1986) is a Zimbabwean-born-New Zealand cricketer, who plays all forms of the game.

Colin de Grandhomme
2018. T20 NZL innings, SCG (38618201470) (de Grandhomme cropped).jpg
de Grandhomme in 2018
Personal information
Full nameColin de Grandhomme
Born (1986-07-22) 22 July 1986 (age 33)
Harare, Zimbabwe
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RelationsLaurence de Grandhomme (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 270)17 November 2016 v Pakistan
Last Test22 August 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 173)3 February 2012 v South Africa
Last ODI14 July 2019 v England
T20I debut (cap 52)11 February 2012 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I6 September 2019 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2012Nagenahira Nagas
2017Kolkata Knight Riders
2018–presentRoyal Challengers Bangalore
2018Jamaica Tallawahs
2018/19Northern Districts
2019Barbados Tridents
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 18 38 28 104
Runs scored 903 633 364 5,411
Batting average 39.26 27.52 19.15 37.06
100s/50s 1/6 0/3 0/2 12/32
Top score 105 74* 59 144*
Balls bowled 2,573 1,296 287 10,875
Wickets 35 24 10 168
Bowling average 30.57 43.58 43.20 29.57
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 6/41 3/26 2/22 6/24
Catches/stumpings 11/– 11/– 13/– 100/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 September 2019

Domestic careerEdit

De Grandhomme began his career by playing for Manicaland in Zimbabwe. He has played for the Auckland Aces in the State Championship since 2006. De Grandhomme played for Zimbabwe in the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. In 2017, De Grandhomme joined Warwickshire. He was a major part of their success in the Natwest T20 Blast scoring 38 not out in the quarter final win against Surrey at The Oval.

In May 2018, he signed for Northern Districts ahead of the 2018–19 season, after playing for Auckland since 2007.[1]

International careerEdit

De Grandhomme made his international debut on 11 February 2012 in a Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe. His ODI debut came against South Africa on 3 March 2012 in which he made 36 off 36 balls before being run-out by Albie Morkel.

In November 2016 he was named in New Zealand's Test squad for the tour against Pakistan and debuted in the first Test match on 17 November.[2] He took his maiden Test wicket by dismissing Azhar Ali. In the match, Grandhomme scored a fifty in the match and took a five-wicket haul in his maiden innings of Test match cricket.[3] He won the Man of the Match award in his first test match and became fourth New Zealand player to do so.[4][5]

On 2 December 2017, against the West Indies, de Grandhomme scored his first Test century. The 71-ball century recorded as the second-fastest century in Tests by a New Zealand batsman.[6] He left the tour ahead of the ODI matches against the West Indies after his father died in Zimbabwe.[7]

In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket.[8] In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[9][10]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "De Grandhomme shifts to Northern Districts". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Guptill left out for Pakistan Tests; Raval, Todd Astle picked". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Nov 17–21, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Raval and Williamson seal solid eight-wicket win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Man of the Match on Test debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  6. ^ "De Grandhomme's 71-ball maiden ton stretches massive lead". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  7. ^ "De Grandhomme out of NZ ODI squad due to bereavement". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Todd Astle bags his first New Zealand contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Sodhi and Blundell named in New Zealand World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Uncapped Blundell named in New Zealand World Cup squad, Sodhi preferred to Astle". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

External linksEdit