Jamaica Tallawahs have snapped up New Zealand allrounder Colin de Grandhomme as a replacement for Imad Wasim. Imad, who played six games for Tallawahs this season, will be returning to Pakistan to train with the national side ahead of the Asia Cup which is scheduled in September.
De Grandhomme, who has played 38 limited-overs games for New Zealand, has been a regular on the franchise T20 circuit, with 2699 runs, at a strike rate of 167.43, and 61 wickets in 164 T20 games. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in this year’s IPL, scoring 131 runs in nine games at a strike rate of 155.95 and picking up two wickets. More recently, he scored 254 runs for Birmingham Bears in the Vitality Blast, at a strike rate of 170.46, while also picking up five wickets in 14 games.
Tallawahs are currently third in the points table, having won three of their five matches so far.