Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Rapids Star Munro Keen To Play More Test Cricket For New Zealand

Rapids Star Munro Keen To Play More Test Cricket For New Zealand

Colin Munro insists he is not just a T20 specialist and wants to play more Test cricket for New Zealand.

Munro has made a big impression in the shorter form of the game with Worcestershire Rapids this summer with his unorthodox hitting and is their leading run-scorer after eight games.

He is enjoying being part of a successful side at New Road but is also keen to make an impression in red ball cricket.

He said: "Sometimes you do get pigeon-holed a little bit as one type of player. I do love playing red ball stuff. It gives you an opportunity to score massives of runs.

"Sometimes you can come off the park in T20 cricket and even if you have done a decent job, say 20 off 10 balls, for the team you still think 'I've only scored 20 runs.'

"In four-day cricket with Auckland, I still want to hit the ball, I think I have a strike rate of 85 in four-day cricket over 25 games.

"I still play my natural game. Sometimes it looks horrible when I get out but if it takes off and I can score at a reasonable rate and , with the bonus points the same in New Zealand as they are here now, you can get 450 and get the maximum points."

Munro believes it is the bowling aspect of his game which has to change if he is to reclaim a Test spot as an all-rounder.

He said: "I'd love to play Test cricket again. I'm working hard at my bowling to try and make it a bit quicker.

"That's the reason they've got Corey Anderson and Jimmy Neesham in there because they do have that little bit of pace with their bowling as an all-rounder.

"I'd back myself to bat in the top six, top seven and bowl a couple of overs but I think I just need to get it a bit quicker.

"I'm happy with my bowling in terms of my shape and areas that I'm hitting but if I can put on a couple of yards then I think I'd be really pushing for a Test spot or one-day spot even more."