Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 27 years 13 days

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

Nickname Gazza

Playing role Middle-order batsman

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 21 38 2 1413 156 39.25 3005 47.02 4 7 183 8 20 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 117 191 18 8198 210 47.38 15963 51.35 29 38 1015 57 107 0
List A 88 82 12 3336 139 47.65 3863 86.35 6 20 283 61 39 0
Twenty20 69 62 8 1322 68 24.48 1102 119.96 0 5 94 55 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 117 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 88 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 28-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), 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 Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 28-30, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 5 England v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Oct 2016 Test # 2227
1, 9 England v Bangladesh Chittagong 20 Oct 2016 Test # 2225
36* England XI v BCB XI Chittagong 16 Oct 2016 Other
27* England XI v BCB XI Chittagong 14 Oct 2016 Other
0, 30 Yorkshire v Middlesex Lord's 20 Sep 2016 FC
3, 1 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 12 Sep 2016 FC
71, 20 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 6 Sep 2016 FC
10, 72 Yorkshire v Hampshire Southampton 31 Aug 2016 FC
32 Yorkshire v Surrey Leeds 28 Aug 2016 LA
1, 101* Yorkshire v Notts Scarborough 23 Aug 2016 FC
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 England 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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Nov 5, 2016

Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook take part in net practice, Mumbai, November 5, 2016

Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook take part in net practice

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Nov 5, 2016

Different ball game: England warm up before training, Mumbai, November 5, 2016

Different ball game: England warm up before training

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Oct 30, 2016

Gary Ballance picked out mid-off with a horrid shot, Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 3rd day, October 30, 2016

Gary Ballance picked out mid-off with a horrid shot

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tournament Results
India A v India B at Rajkot - Oct 2, 2012
India B won by 139 runs
Bengal v India B at Rajkot - Oct 1, 2012
India B won by 21 runs
India A v India B at Rajkot - Sep 30, 2012
India A won by 4 runs
Bengal v India A at Rajkot - Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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