Colin Alexander Ingram is a 33-year-old South African who is known for his exploits in the One Day Internationals and T20 format. Born on 3rd July 1985 in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth province, Colin Ingram is a left-hand batsman and bowls Right arm leg spin and has often kept wickets as well when needed. Currently out of the South African team, he is playing in various clubs in the T20 leagues of different countries and is well sought after for his hitting power and multiple roles as well.
Despite being only 5 ft 9 in, there is no shortage of power in this cricketers’ arm as he is often found to hit even the perfect length bowl out of the park with ease because of which his teammates have nicknamed him as the ‘bulldozer’.
Colin Alexander Ingram was born on 3rd July 1985 in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth. He made his debut against Zimbabwe in 2010. His personal details include:
- Birthday: 3rd July 1985
- Age: 33 years
- Country: South Africa
- Birth Place: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Shirt Number: 41
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Relationship Status: married to Megan Olivier
- Bowling style: Leg Break
- Batting: Left Handed
- Twitter: @CAIngram41
- Teams: South Africa, Delhi Daredevils, Warriors, Australia, Somerset, Wayamba United, Glamorgan, Adelaide Strikers, Joburg Giants, Karachi Kings, Kabul Zwanan, Trinbago Knight Riders
- Cricket Role: Batsman
Colin Ingram’s Career in International Cricket
Colin Ingram started playing cricket from an early age and was a part of his college team and played and played with them for 5 years. He made his team debut at an early age of 14 and continued to play at a high level throughout his high school days. Later on, Ingram played two seasons at Spondon Cricket Club in England, maintaining an impressive average of 57.17. Soon, he was called by the National team and played with them for some time. Later on, when he realized that he is not able to make much progress, he decided to sign a kolpak contract with Glamorgan in 2014. He also plays in another country T20 league as well.
He plays the T20 league in countries like Australia, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies, South Africa and many other countries.
- Colin Ingram’s debut match was against Zimbabwe in 2010 and he announced himself to the international stage in style by scoring a century, being only the 6th player in the history of the game and the first South African to do so.
- Was the star cricketer for his college and played for them for 5 years, leading them for 3 years as well.
- Assisted his current club team in South Africa, Chevrolet Warriors in the final of the champions league twenty 20 in 2010 and performed exceptionally well in the 2015 season.
These are just some of the records that Ingram has made so far. He wasn’t able to cement his place in the South African national team because of the constant change in his batting position as well as his injuries. The time at which Colin Ingram was rising in the team, there were already many legends in the team like De Villiers and Kallis who were almost irreplaceable. Because of this, he signed a Kolpak deal with the Glamorgan team, which changed his career and lead him to a path of recovering his old form.
His off the field life is completely opposite to his game style. Being explosive and swashbuckling in the game, he leads a very peaceful and calm life with his family. He has an official account on Twitter with the user id @CAIngram41. One can easily see that he certainly enjoys spending time with his family and that’s why decided to sign up with a team of his hometown only.
Colin Ingram Batting: –
- Matches: – 31
- Runs: – 843
- Average: – 32.42
- 100/50: – 3/3
In first class: –
- Matches: – 111
- Runs: – 6641
- Average: – 37.30
- 100/50: – 14/30
Colin Ingram Bowling: –
In First class cricket: –
- Matches: – 111
- Wickets: – 50
- Average: – 42.64
- Best: – 4/16
Career in PSL: –
He signed up with the Karachi Kings for the 2018 season and was picked by them as a platinum pick.
Career in IPL: –
Ingram signed up with Delhi Daredevils in the IPL but was constantly in and out of the team because of which he wasn’t able to make much of an impact in the tournament and didn’t feature again.
Career in CPL: –
Colin was featured for the Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL and is one of the team’s main stars.
Career in Big Bash: –
Colin Ingram was the part of trophy winning Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League, the T20 League of Australia.