Colin de Grandhomme is a right hand batsman and right arm seam bowler.
He was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and has represented New Zealand in all three formats at international level.
A destructive middle-order batsman and accurate right-arm seamer, de Grandhomme is one of the world’s best all-format all-rounders having made 102 international appearances in all three forms of the game for New Zealand since his debut in 2012.
De Grandhomme has been an important part of New Zealand’s success in recent years, becoming an integral part of the ODI side that reached the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Final and a prominent feature of a strong IT20 squad which has recorded four consecutive series wins against West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh respectively.
The right-armer has also made key contributions to New Zealand’s Test success, most recently helping them seal a place in the ICC World Test Championship Final set to be played at The Ageas Bowl this June.
Alongside his international experience, de Grandhomme has a strong domestic record, particularly in T20 cricket, having featured for a number of franchises in some of the most prominent short-form competitions in the world.
With 3353 runs at an average of 24.29 and 66 wickets to his name in 201 matches - he also boasts an excellent strike-rate of 161.20, the fifth highest batting strike-rate in T20 history – he will bring further experience and skill to James Vince’s side.
The experienced overseas international joins Hampshire Hawks for the 2021 Vitality Blast campaign.