Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 189 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Lions, Mid West Rhinos, Yorkshire, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Nickname Gazza

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Peterhouse, Zimbabwe; Harrow School

Gary Simon Ballance
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 12 21 2 1061 156 55.84 2185 48.55 4 5 132 8 12 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 86 134 16 6494 210 55.03 12383 52.44 25 30 785 54 83 0
List A 73 69 11 2827 139 48.74 3201 88.31 6 17 247 60 34 0
Twenty20 57 52 8 1170 68 26.59 971 120.49 0 5 83 50 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 12 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 86 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, Sep 3, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Kent v Yorkshire at Canterbury, Jul 11-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 21-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, May 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 0 England v New Zealand Lord's 21 May 2015 Test # 2162
18, 23 England v West Indies Bridgetown 1 May 2015 Test # 2160
77, 81* England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
10, 122 England v West Indies North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
17 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
23 St Kitts XI v England XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
16 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 6 Apr 2015 Other
6 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
10 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
10 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
Profile

The belief that when one seemingly indispensable player retreats into the background another often rises to the challenge was exemplified by Gary Ballance as he took the chance offered by Jonathan Trott's stress-related illness. In no time, Ballance's nuggety left-handed batting style was providing the backbone of England's line-up. There was nothing overly stylish about his approach, but his discipline and shrewdness was apparent and he could step up the tempo when necessary. Ballance, in the coach's parlance was a batman who Found A Way.

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May 23, 2015

Gary Ballance was undone by a perfect delivery, England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day, May 23, 2015

Gary Ballance was undone by a perfect delivery

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May 21, 2015

Tim Southee took a low catch to dismiss Gary Ballance, England v New Zealand, 1st Test, Lord's, 1st day, May 21, 2015

Tim Southee took a low catch to dismiss Gary Ballance

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May 3, 2015

Gary Ballance edged to slip, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, May 3, 2015

Gary Ballance edged to slip

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tournament Results
Barisal v Dhaka at Dhaka - Feb 29, 2012
Dhaka won by 8 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Dhaka v Khulna at Dhaka - Feb 28, 2012
Dhaka won by 9 runs
Barisal v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 28, 2012
Barisal won by 8 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
Khulna v Royals at Dhaka - Feb 27, 2012
Khulna won by 69 runs
Dhaka v Rajshahi at Dhaka - Feb 27, 2012
Rajshahi won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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