Colin de Grandhomme (born 22 July 1986) is a former Zimbabwean-born New Zealand international cricketer.

Early, domestic and T20 career

Born in Harare, de Grandhomme, who attended St. George's College, Harare, began his career by playing for Manicaland in Zimbabwe, and was part of the Zimbabwe team at the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. He played for Auckland in New Zealand domestic cricket from 2006 until 2018. In 2017, he played in England for Warwickshire County Cricket Club after having played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2017 Indian Premier League.[1][2][3]

In May 2018, he signed for Northern Districts ahead of the 2018–19 New Zealand domestic season.[4] He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons.[5][6][7] In May 2021, he was signed by Hampshire for the T20 Blast.[8] In 2021, he was drafted by Southern Brave for the inaugural season of The Hundred.[9] In 2023 it was announced that de Grandhomme would be playing for Lancashire in both the County Championship and the T20 Blast.[10]

International career

After representing Zimbabwe in the U19 World Cup, de Grandhomme moved to New Zealand, making his international debut on 11 February 2012 in a Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe. His One Day International (ODI) debut came against South Africa on 3 March 2012. In November 2016, de Grandhomme was named in New Zealand's Test squad for the side against the touring Pakistanis and debuted in the first Test match on 17 November.[11] He scored a half-century and took a five-wicket haul on debut, winning the player of the match award.[12][13][14]

On 2 December 2017, against the touring West Indies, de Grandhomme scored his first Test century. The 71-ball century was the second-fastest century in Tests by a New Zealand batsman.[15] He left the tour ahead of the ODI matches against the West Indies after the death of his father in Zimbabwe.[16]

In May 2018, de Grandhomme was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket.[17] In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[18][19] He announced his retirement from international cricket on 31st August 2022.

See also


  1. ^ "IPL 2017: 5 things to know about Colin de Grandhomme, KKR's latest addition". Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  2. ^ "KKR: IPL 2017: KKR ropes in Colin de Grandhomme in place of Andre Russell | Cricket News - Times of India". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 April 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  3. ^ "IPL 2017: Kolkata Knight Riders sign Colin de Grandhomme to replace Andre Russell". India Today. Retrieved 29 May 2021.
  4. ^ "De Grandhomme shifts to Northern Districts". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  5. ^ "List of sold and unsold players- IPL 2018 Auction". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  6. ^ " - Indian Premier League Official Website- Colin de Grandhomme". Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  7. ^ "IPL 2019: McCullum, Woakes & Sarfaraz among 10 players released by RCB". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Hampshire sign Colin de Grandhomme for second half of T20 Blast". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  9. ^ "The Hundred 2021 - full squad lists". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Lancashire Cricket sign New Zealand duo Mitchell and de Grandhomme". Lancashire Cricket Club. Retrieved 30 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Guptill left out for Pakistan Tests; Raval, Todd Astle picked". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Nov 17–21, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Raval and Williamson seal solid eight-wicket win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Man of the Match on Test debut". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  15. ^ "De Grandhomme's 71-ball maiden ton stretches massive lead". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  16. ^ "De Grandhomme out of NZ ODI squad due to bereavement". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Todd Astle bags his first New Zealand contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Sodhi and Blundell named in New Zealand World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Uncapped Blundell named in New Zealand World Cup squad, Sodhi preferred to Astle. He retired in August 2022 due to injuries and competition". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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