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The Internati onal game

World stats p 95 Zimbabwe v West Indies p 96 Women’s Ashes p 97

Performance of the month

Colin Munro

109 not out v India at Rajkot, 2nd T20I

Twenty20, as we all know, is the most fickle of formats, and it could just be that the best of times is yet to come for Colin Munro.

One of the current New Zealand crop who was born in South Africa before his family emigrated in the 1990s, he has played a combined seven matches in the two big franchise tournaments of the era, the IPL and Big Bash, with a highest score of just 23. He was dropped by Sydney Sixers for last season’s Big Bash final, and was not exactly spectacular as an overseas player for Worcestershire in 2014 and 2015 either. And yet, he is just one of four batsmen to have struck two centuries for his country in T20 internationals, and the first to hit two in a year. The inception of the new English T20 tournament from 2020 might be timely indeed for him.

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