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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 97 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 8 13 1 729 156 60.75 1433 50.87 3 3 101 2 7 0
ODIs 15 14 1 291 79 22.38 429 67.83 0 2 20 1 8 0
First-class 82 126 15 6162 210 55.51 11631 52.97 24 28 754 48 78 0
List A 72 68 11 2821 139 49.49 3187 88.51 6 17 246 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 8 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 15 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 82 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 72 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, Sep 3, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI England v Scotland at Christchurch, Feb 23, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Kent v Yorkshire at Canterbury, Jul 11-14, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Sep 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v Scotland at Christchurch, Feb 23, 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
10 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
10 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
10 England v Australia Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
57 England v Pakistan Sydney 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
- England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
7, 69 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 23 Sep 2014 FC
99 Yorkshire v Notts Nottingham 9 Sep 2014 FC
7 England v India Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
61 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 28 Aug 2014 LA
64 England v India The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
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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Feb 23, 2015

Gary Ballance walks off after chopping a Alasdair Evans delivery onto his stumps, England v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Christchurch, February 23, 2015

Gary Ballance walks off after playing on to Alasdair Evans

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Feb 19, 2015

Gary Ballance and Alex Hales have a chat while stretching, Wellington, February 19, 2015

Gary Ballance and Alex Hales have a chat while stretching

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Feb 11, 2015

Gary Ballance flays the ball through covers on his way to 57, England v Pakistan, World Cup warm-up, Sydney, February 11, 2015

Gary Ballance flays the ball through covers on his way to 57

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
5th ODI: NZ Women v Eng Women at Lincoln
Feb 28, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
22nd Match, Pool A: England v Sri Lanka at Wellington
Mar 1, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
33rd Match, Pool A: England v Bangladesh at Adelaide
Mar 9, 2015 (14:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d)
38th Match, Pool A: Afghanistan v England at Sydney
Mar 13, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d)
M.C.C. v Yorkshire at Abu Dhabi
Mar 22-25, 2015 (14:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
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