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Colin de Grandhomme
|Full name||Colin de Grandhomme|
|Born|| (1986-07-22) 22 July 1986
|Nickname||Dutchy, The Big Man, CDG, The Minute Piece|
|Relations||Laurence de Grandhomme (father)|
|Test debut (cap 270)||17 November 2016 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||18 June 2021 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 173)||3 February 2012 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||13 March 2020 v Australia|
|T20I debut (cap 52)||11 February 2012 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||29 January 2020 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|2018–2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2019||St Lucia Zouks|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 23 June 2021
Colin de Grandhomme (born 22 July 1986) is a Zimbabwe born New Zealand international cricketer.
Early, domestic and T20 career
Born at Harare, de Grandhomme, who attended St. George's College, Harare, began his career by playing for Manicaland in Zimbabwe. He played for the Auckland in New Zealand domestic cricket from 2006 until 2018. De Grandhomme played for Zimbabwe in the 2004 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. In 2017, he played in England forjoined Warwickshire County Cricket Club after having played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2017 Indian Premier League. In May 2018, he signed for Northern Districts ahead of the 2018–19 season. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2018 and 2019 IPL seasons.
de Grandhomme made 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. He scored a half-century and took a five-wicket haul on debut, winning the player of the match award.
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. He left the tour ahead of the ODI matches against the West Indies after the death of his father in Zimbabwe.
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. In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
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