Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Munro Ends Spell With Rapids And Flies Home To Prepare For South African Tour

Munro Ends Spell With Rapids And Flies Home To Prepare For South African Tour

Colin Munro has played the last match of his current spell with Worcestershire Rapids following his call-up into the New Zealand squad for next month's tour of South Africa.

The left hander ended his second term at New Road with his appearance in last Friday's NatWest T20 Blast triumph over Derbyshire Falcons at the 3aaa County Ground.

The 28-year-old will miss the final group match of the campaign against Lancashire Lightning at New Road this Friday, 5.30pm start.

Munro has already flown back home to be part of a New Zealand training camp ahead of the ODIs and T20Is against the Proteas.

He made his international comeback last month after a 14 month absence by featuring in the T20 clash with England at Emirates Old Trafford.

Munro first linked up with the Rapids for the 2014 campaign and finished as their second highest scorer behind skipper Daryl Mitchell in the run to the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast.

The Auckland player, who came directly to New Road after a spell with Mumbai Indians in the IPL, has been less prolific this summer but still a regular member of the side through to the last eight for the third time in four seasons.

Munro also played in the LV = County Championship match with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, scoring 34 in his only innings in the rain-hit draw.

Worcestershire chief executive David Leatherdale said: "Colin had to be back for a camp before New Zealand go to Zimbabwe and South Africa so therefore is not available for the final group match.

"We thank him for his efforts in another successful T20 campaign for the team so far and wish him well with his international commitments."