Colin Munro, New Zealand
Colin Munro (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: August 10th, 2021 at 03:59 pm

New Zealand batsman Colin Munro was ‘gutted’ after failing to make the squad for the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE. The Kiwis announced their 15-player squad for the mega-event, with a few notable absentees that left plenty of people surprised.

One of them is Munro, whose last appearance for the Black Caps was against India in the home T20I series that they lost 0-5. He is playing in ‘The Hundred’ for the Manchester Originals, which is currently positioned on fifth in the points table.

Colin Munro
(Image Credit: Twitter)

Colin Munro Gutted After Missing Out On New Zealand’s T20 World Cup Squad

Taking to Instagram, the batsman wrote: “Extremely gutted to miss out on this, was definitely a goal of mine that I wanted to tick off. Looks like I may have played my last game for Black Caps, not by choice.

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“I have spoken to Colin Munro so he’s clear on where he sits” – New Zealand coach Gary Stead

Talking about the exclusion of Munro, New Zealand’s head coach Gary Stead revealed that he spoke to the player about his decision to sit out of the Kiwis’ upcoming tours of Asian countries. He had made himself available only for the T20 World Cup which didn’t sit right with the coach.

Colin was still available but for the World Cup only, and wasn’t available for any other tours at all. We talked through that decision, and in the end, we’ve had a lot of success with guys in our T20 squad the last six months. We know Colin’s been a fine player and still is a fine player.

Colin Munro
Colin Munro (Image Credit: Twitter)

I’m pleased he’s frustrated. When you’ve got a lot of quality players around you can’t fit everyone into 15… Yes, I have spoken to Colin, about a week ago so he’s clear on where he sits,” Stead stated while addressing a press conference in Christchurch.

New Zealand squad for 2021 T20 World Cup: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Tim Seifert (wk), Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Kyle Jamieson