23rd Jul, 2019

Munro departs for Black Caps duty

Aaron Wise 22nd Jul, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

COLIN Munro’s time with the county has come to an end following his call-up for the New Zealand squad’s tour of South Africa.

The big-hitting left-hander ended his second term at New Road competing in Friday’s NatWest T20 Blast triumph over Derbyshire Falcons.

The 28-year-old has already flown back home to be part of a New Zealand training camp ahead of the ODIs and T20 matches against the Proteas.

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

The Kiwi 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 short format game.

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 featured regularly in a Rapids side that have progressed 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.”

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