An explosive all-rounder who is suited for the limited-overs format, Colin de Grandhomme was selected for the senior team for his impressive performances in the domestic circuit. He hit three centuries for Auckland in the Plunket Shield and also added by taking wickets. He made his debut for the Blackcaps against Zimbabwe. Interestingly, Grandhomme was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and had respresented the nation in the U-19 World Cup in 2004 before migrating to New Zealand. He made an instant impact and ran roit in a home Test series against Pakistan in 2016. Grandhomme has also played for the Indian Premier League as he has played for Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore so far. Grandhomme has a fair share of experience in the shortest format of the game and has been a regular member in the team for all formats ever since.read more
de Grandhomme had a bone stress reaction in his right foot and wouldn't be ready for for the Tests against Pakistan.
Boult (side strain) and de Grandhomme (abdominal tear) had missed the second Test against England in Hamilton.
At Stumps on Day 3, New Zealand were 394/6 with BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner batting on 119 and 31 respectively at the Bay Oval.
Collin de Grandhomme smashed five sixes and five boundaries in a 75-ball 83 not out and shared an unbroken 113-run partnership for the sixth wicket with BJ Watling who made an unbeaten 81.
Colin De Grandhomme (60 off 47 balls) played a crucial role in New Zealand's four-wicket victory over South Africa on Wednesday.
New Zealand recovered from a mini-slump at 137/5 riding on a 91-run stand between Kane Williamson (106*) and Collin de Grandhomme (60) to reach home with three balls to spare.
A 4-1 margin will look much better than 3-2 but it will be easier said than done at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
Only four Indian batsmen - Dhawan (13), Pandya (16), Kuldeep (15) and Chahal (18 not out) - posted double-digit scores.
The hosts slumped to 36/5 in their first innings with all of its recognized batsmen dismissed before wicketkeeper BJ Watling and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme stitched a record partnership for New Zealand against England of 142 for the sixth wicket
With no timeline set for de Grandhomme's comeback, Doug Bracewell has been roped in the ODI squad for the series which begins from December 20 at the Cobham Oval, Whangarei.