Cricket: Former Blackcaps star Colin Munro rides rich form into Big Bash semis

Former Blackcaps T20 opener Colin Munro faces an uncertain future, as he heads into the semi-finals with his Perth Scorchers side in the Australian Big Bash League.  

After a barnstorming series in which he sits as the fifth-highest runscorer in the competition with 411 runs at an average of 34.25 and a strike rate of 129.65 and four half-centuries, the aggressive batsman feels a change in attitude has helped him rediscover his destructive form.

The Auckland batsman tells Newshub that he's just focused on having fun, while it lasts. 

"It's about coming over and performing - but I didn't come over with any goals," Munro says. "I just wanted to come over and enjoy it. 

"If the Big Bash is the last tournament I play in for form reasons or I just want to give the game up, I'm pretty happy where I'm at currently - mentally and physically.  

"For me, it's about enjoying the game for as long as I can, because I know all good things do come to an end and I know my career is winding down.

"For me now, there is no point in going to play everywhere and not enjoy it. When I'm enjoying my cricket, people around me know that I'm going to be doing pretty well."

Munro's future plans are up in the air after the Big Bash, but New Zealand's quarantine requirements will rule him out of the upcoming Australian T20 series. 

"After the Big Bash, I'm going to spend time with family in Brisbane, before I head home on February 17 for two weeks in quarantine, so I'll get out around March 2," Munro tells Newshub.

"Once I'm out, hopefully it's a bit of golf and family time, and then I can reassess for the future."

No professional cricketer will rule out playing for their country - and Munro is no different - but he also understands that door is closing very fast. 

"If they come knocking, then definitely, I'm not going to turn it down," he says. "If all the stars align, then definitely.

"Nothing beats scoring runs and winning games for your country. I'm a realist, so I know that door is probably closing as well." 

Munro's Perth Scorchers take on Sydney Sixers in the semi-final on Saturday.