Veteran opener Colin Munro remains a potential choice for the Black Caps’ squad in the 2024 T20 World Cup. New Zealand selection manager Sam Wells stated that Colin Munro is still “potentially an option” despite his absence from the national team.

The 37-year-old batter’s last appearance for New Zealand was in 2020. However, he has demonstrated his skills in T20 leagues globally, leading to his consideration for the shorter-format World Cup, set to commence on June 1 in the Caribbean and the USA.

Munro showcased his batting prowess with Islamabad United in the recent edition of the Pakistan Super League, securing the sixth position in run-scoring. He holds the seventh-highest total runs among all players in the history of the Caribbean Premier League.

On Wednesday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) unveiled a 15-man squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against Pakistan, notable for the absence of key players who declined selection due to their commitments in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL).

We Got In Touch With Colin Munro – Sam Wells

Sam Wells revealed that Colin Munro declined the call-up for the upcoming T20I series in Pakistan. However, Wells emphasized that Munro remains a potential option for selection for the ICC tournament.

“We got in touch with Colin. He’s obviously been in fine form for the last few years in various competitions around the world and, in particular, has an excellent record in the Caribbean Premier League. He made himself unavailable for this tour but he’s potentially still an option,” Wells said, as quoted from ESPNcricinfo.

Munro holds an impressive record in the CPL as the highest run-scorer among overseas players. Across seven seasons, he amassed 2353 runs, representing both the Trinbago Knight Riders and St Lucia Kings, with an average of 35.65 and a striking rate of 128.86.

Munro maintains an excellent T20I record despite not playing for New Zealand since losing his central contract in 2020. He averaged 31.34 with a strike rate of 156.44 in 65 matches. He openly expressed disappointment at missing selection for the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Colin Munro Is Still An Option For Us – Sam Wells

Sam Wells indicated that Munro remains a potential choice, especially in the event of injuries to similar players, given the solid top-order lineup in T20Is featuring players like Finn Allen, Devon Conway, and Rachin Ravindra.

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