Colin Ingram Age, Family, Wife, Biography & More

Colin Ingram

Full NameColin Alexander Ingram
Nickname(s)Bozie, Bulldozer
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBlond
International DebutODI- 15 October 2010 against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, South Africa
T20I- 8 October 2010 against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, South Africa
Jersey Number#41 (South Africa)
#41 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team• Somerset
• Adelaide Strikers
• Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals)
• Eastern Province
• Free State
• Wayamba United
• Glamorgan
• Karachi Kings
• Kabul Zwanan
• Trinbago Knight Riders
• Warriors
• Joburg Giants
Batting StyleLeft-hand
Bowling StyleRight arm Leg-break
Records (main ones)He is the first South African and the sixth player to score a century in an ODI debut.
Royal London One-Day Cup (RLODC) Player of the Year Award at the NatWest PCA Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 July 1985
Age (as in 2018)33 Years
BirthplacePort Elizabeth, South Africa
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
NationalitySouth African
HometownPort Elizabeth, South Africa
SchoolWoodridge College & Preparatory School, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
College/University• Woodridge College, Thornhill, South Africa
• University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Educational QualificationGraduate
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesTravelling, Fishing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMegan Olivier
Marriage DateYear, 2010
Wife/SpouseMegan Olivier
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Mia Ingram
Colin Ingram with his wife Megan Olivier and daughter Mia Ingram
ParentsFather- Clive Ingram
Mother- Merylee Ingram
Colin Ingram with his parents
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerClive Rice
Favourite FilmAnything Goes (1956)
Favourite TV Show(s)MasterChef, CSI: Miami
Favourite Singer(s)Yolanda Adams, Kid Rock, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Jack Johnson
Favourite BookIt's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins
Favourite DestinationCardiff in Wales
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹6.4 crore/year

Colin IngramSome Lesser Known Facts About Colin Ingram

  • Does Colin Ingram smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Colin Ingram drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Colin Ingram started playing cricket at the age of 14 for the school team and the Eastern Province team.

    Colin Ingram childhood picture during his first cricket match

    Colin Ingram childhood picture during his first cricket match

  • During his college days, he joined the Woodridge College cricket team and played for them for five years. Among those years, he captained the team for three years.
  • In 2004, he got a scholarship to study at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • In the same year, Colin Ingram made his first-class debut for Free State against Border at Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • He also represented South Africa in 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup, which was held in Bangladesh.
  • In October 2010, he made his T20I debut for South Africa against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, South Africa.
  • In the same month, Colin made his ODI debut for South Africa against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, South Africa. He made a century in his first match and became the first South African to make a century in his debut.
  • In 2011, he was named in the South Africa squad to play in Cricket World Cup.
  • In the same year, Delhi Daredevils (DD) bought him at a base price of $100,000 for the 2011 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. He scored just 21 runs in three matches.

    Colin Ingram playing for IPL's Delhi Daredevils

    Colin Ingram playing for IPL’s Delhi Daredevils

  • In 2014, Colin Ingram was invited by Somerset to play as an overseas player for them on the behalf of Alviro Petersen but, he didn’t play for them as a full-time player.
  • Later, he signed a three-year contract to play county cricket for Glamorgan. He joined it through the Koplak deal, which means he was not eligible to play for his country, South Africa for those years.

    Colin Ingram playing for Glamorgan

    Colin Ingram playing for Glamorgan

  • In 2016, he scored 502 runs in 14 innings in the NatWest T20 Blast, which includes 42 fours and 29 sixes.

  • In August 2017, Adelaide Strikers signed him for the 2017-18 Big Bash League (BBL). It was the first time when Adelaide Strikers won the Big Bash League. He also captained several matches in that tournament on the behalf of Travis Head.
  • Later, Colin has been appointed as the captain for the upcoming seasons of BBL.
  • In 2018, he was the part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a player of Karachi Kings team.

    Colin Ingram playing for PSL's Karachi Kings

    Colin Ingram playing for PSL’s Karachi Kings

  • In the same year, he was also the part of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL)  as a player of Kabul Zwanan.

  • Colin Ingram loves to play against Pakistan and has made several centuries against them.
  • In December 2018, Delhi Capitals bought him at a price of ₹6.4 crore for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
  • He is also an occasional wicketkeeper.