Colin Ingram was first noticed by the world when he played a series of good innings for his South African franchise Chevrolet Warriors in the 2010 edition of the T20 Cricket League. A highly
rated hard hitting left hander, he bats at number 3 for the Warriors, a bastion of Jacques Kallis. His selection to the South African squad has led to speculation that he will eventually replace Kallis and has been shunted down the batting order to number 6. It's a role that he has willingly taken up
but seems more comfortable batting up the order, proof being the century he notched up on debut against Zimbabwe.
Ingram made his First class and List A debut in 2004-05 season as a 19 year old and impressed right from the word go. He was constantly in the selector's scheme of things, but it was his performance in the 2009-10 that forced them to sit up and take notice. He averaged 49 in the first class matches
60 in list A and was an integral part of the Warriors squad which made the finals of the T20 Cricket League in 2010. After scoring his second hundred, Ingram made the South African squad for the 2011 World Cup as well but didn't make that much of an impact. Despite that, he was offered a CSA central contract, thus proving that he is being looked as a long term prospect as far as South African cricket is concerned.
Fact: Ingram was picked up by Delhi in the auction in 2011, making just 21 runs in the 3 matches that he played. He was voted the South African Domestic player's player of the year in 2011.
By Siddharth Prabhakar