Grant hails from Johannesburg South Africa, however now he is a fully fledged kiwi, gaining his residency in 2007. He’s been in New Zealand six years and moved here for a life style change, and to chase his dream to be an international cricket player.
Since he’s been playing for the BLACKCAPS he’s left his mark. He says the highlight so far regarding his BLACKCAP career would have to be winning the one day series against England in England. He says the media follow the team around and everyone was very passionate. There was also a bit of controversy during the series, but Grant says what happens on the field, stays on the field.
Grant first debuted for the BLACKCAPS in March 2008 in the Test series against England, playing in the final match at Napier.
He’s known for his strong right hand batting abilities and right arm medium bowling. Domestically Grant has made Wellington his home and thoroughly enjoys playing down at the Basin Reserve which he says is a mix of stadium and grassy areas, perfect for mixing family time with business time. “The Basin would have to be my favourite ground in New Zealand,” Grant says.
When Grant isn’t playing cricket he loves getting out into the Wellington scene. You can find him enjoying a coffee at his favourite café and he says he loves Wellington because of the friendly people and diverse community.
Quick fire questions
1. Describe yourself in three words:
“Ambitious, passionate and laid back.”
2. If you weren’t a cricket what would you be?
“Formula one driver.”
3. What motto do you live by?
“Carpi diem – seize the day. Live your dreams.”