Colin de Grandhomme is now in NZ test squad!

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Another potentially match saving century.

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Retires from international cricket

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/b ... raft-shock

This would have contributed to his decision- a surprise payday that he probably couldn't afford to pass up, almost like a benefit series.

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And perhaps that money helps him start something that he's been planning. This is NZ, who are organised and pay half decently. Our lads are on a hiding to nothing. Raza has probably made a few dollars with his T20 gigs.

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Googly wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 5:22 am
And perhaps that money helps him start something that he's been planning. This is NZ, who are organised and pay half decently. Our lads are on a hiding to nothing. Raza has probably made a few dollars with his T20 gigs.
I’d be curious to know what kind of money he’s on in NZ.

One thing a lot of people don’t understand about NZ is generally speaking, the pay is pretty low.

There is a good reason 20% of their population has migrated to Australia. Despite having a nice country in every other metric.

Pay is maybe 30% lower on average.
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Ya its anyone's guess- I'm going with about 8k a month. The difference is your money generally goes a lot further in those countries. Here you burn through 4-5k just trying to survive and live a vaguely agreeable existence.
4k a month in those countries and you're paying off a mortgage on your own place, have a decent car or two, kids are at good schools, there's savings in that as well.

I don't know what he's getting for this BBL, but it will be anywhere from 50k-150k. That's years of savings rolled into a month.

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Surprising that he got a lucrative deal a this stage of his career. Good for him. For me, he is a typical Zimbo who knows how to use the aggressive field setting in tests to his advantage by going after the bowling, but has made lesser impact as a batsman in ODIs and T20Is (kind of rich man's PJ Moor :D). But overall, the mark he leaves is significant. He has made telling contributions to NZ cricket. One of the actual success stories of leaving Zim to forge a meaningful international career elsewhere. There aren't many of those. Best wishes to him with the next stage too. May be he can give Zim cricket a crack as a 39 year old later? :D

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I think the Grandhomme family was extremely pissed with ZC back in the day.
Kind of like a ‘get fucked I’m out and fuck you I’ll do a shit on your lawn on the way out’ thing.
That’s my memory from 15 years ago so don’t quote me, but not a stretch to believe.
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In homage to so many posts on ZC I have to ask

Wen iz dGranhomo goeng play ziM .,' him damgud playing shud play wiv dErry tuffin an blessed Marw/mawiry/merweri

i bowl 170kph on skyspots ann onlee 74 yeers olde

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:lol:

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