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Sydney Sixers add Kiwi Colin Munro to their roster

Colin Munro of the Black Caps
Colin Munro of the Black Caps celebrates his century during the second T20 international between New Zealand and Bangladesh. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

2015/16 Big Bash League finalists Colin Munro has been drafted into the roster of the Sydney Sixers for the ongoing season of the BBL. Munro has been in terrific form with the bat of late in both ODIs and T20Is for New Zealand in recent times. Having not made it into the Test squad, he will be available to play for the Sixers in the BBL.

This will also be a much-needed practice for Munro as he aims to become a world-class T20 player. Moreover, this will also prove to be practice for the upcoming series for New Zealand as well as the Indian Premier League. Munro currently plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and will be expected to pull the bunny out of the hat yet again.

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Munro’s form has also seen him become one of the most sought after players in recent times including an innings of 109 against Bangladesh in the final T20I of the series at Napier. Dominic Redmond, the General manager of the Sixers was certainly pleased with the appointment of Colin Munro.

“Colin is a fantastic short form batter and the ideal replacement for Sam Billings,” Sixers General Manager Dominic Remond said.

Redmond also went on to add that Munro had been in fine form in the Caribbean Premier League as well. “He had a great year in the CPL and has experience in the IPL with a terrific range of shots. He is in great form with his century for New Zealand against Bangladesh today showing his capabilities.

“Colin will be a valuable asset to help us secure a finals spot, he’ll be Sydney’s favorite Kiwi.”

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