Grant Elliott      

Full name Grant David Elliott

Born March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 35 years 276 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gauteng, Griqualand West, New Zealand A, Surrey, Transvaal, Wellington

Nickname Shunt, Magic

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education St Stithians

Grant David Elliott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 1 86 25 10.75 322 26.70 0 0 3 0 2 0
ODIs 51 40 6 1013 115 29.79 1448 69.95 1 6 74 6 8 0
T20Is 3 3 1 42 23* 21.00 48 87.50 0 0 1 1 0 0
First-class 83 134 7 3883 196* 30.57 8 20 46 0
List A 171 146 23 3857 115 31.35 5 21 56 0
Twenty20 63 55 13 1102 70 26.23 810 136.04 0 6 81 47 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 6 282 140 4 2/8 2/8 35.00 2.97 70.5 0 0 0
ODIs 51 30 657 545 20 4/31 4/31 27.25 4.97 32.8 1 0 0
T20Is 3 2 12 31 1 1/11 1/11 31.00 15.50 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 83 7216 3378 92 5/33 36.71 2.80 78.4 1 0
List A 171 3918 3450 104 5/34 5/34 33.17 5.28 37.6 3 1 0
Twenty20 63 50 724 1032 39 3/16 3/16 26.46 8.55 18.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Dec 3-6, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 18, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla, Nov 16, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 15, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Wellington v Auckland at Auckland, Feb 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Scotland v New Zealand A at Edinburgh, Aug 20, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40*, 2/32 Wellington v Auckland Hamilton 7 Dec 2014 T20
2/20 Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 5 Dec 2014 T20
- Wellington v Otago Dunedin 30 Nov 2014 T20
1/18, 5* Wellington v Central D Wellington 23 Nov 2014 T20
52, 2/36 Wellington v Canterbury Wellington 22 Nov 2014 T20
7, 0/31 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 21 Nov 2014 T20
1/26 Wellington v Central D Auckland 16 Nov 2014 T20
1/37 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 14 Nov 2014 T20
2/22, 43 Wellington v Otago Hamilton 9 Nov 2014 T20
8, 0/13 Wellington v Canterbury Hamilton 8 Nov 2014 T20
Profile

Johannesburg-born but based in Wellington, Grant Elliott left his native South Africa in 2001 looking for new horizons, and found them in March 2008 when he was named in New Zealand's 13-man squad for the first Test against England at Hamilton. He won his first Test cap in the final Test after Jacob Oram picked up an injury, but struggled to make an impression with one wicket and two batting failures. Six months earlier, having completed his residency qualification, he was handed a place in the 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC World Twenty20, but missed the final cut. A compact and correct batsman, and a swing bowler with a measured run-up, he enjoyed a productive season for Wellington in 2006-07, with 361 runs in seven matches at 45.12, including two of his three career centuries. He made one A team appearance for South Africa before switching his allegiance. His claim to fame was his 115 against Australia in Sydney which nearly took New Zealand home. He impressed with his temperament in a tense chase against Pakistan in the 2009 Champions Trophy semi-final. Following Oram's retirement from Tests, Elliott had a chance to cement his place but did not take it, although he earned a surprise recalled to the one-day side in early 2013, playing in New Zealand's historic ODI series win in South Africa.
Andrew Miller

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Aug 15, 2014

BJ Watling and Grant Elliott both scored hundreds, Scotland v New Zealand A, Tour match, Ayr, August 15, 2014

BJ Watling and Grant Elliott both scored hundreds

© Donald MacLeod/Cricket Scotland

Nov 12, 2013

Kumar Sangakkara stumps Grant Elliot, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Hambantota, November 12, 2013

Kumar Sangakkara stumps Grant Elliot

© AFP

Oct 29, 2013

Grant Elliott plays off the front foot, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 29, 2013

Grant Elliott plays off the front foot

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Christchurch
Dec 26-30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Auckland v Wellington at Auckland
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Canterbury at New Plymouth
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Northern D at Alexandra
Dec 27, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Central D v Northern D at New Plymouth
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
Otago v Wellington at Queenstown
Dec 30, 2014 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT | 17:00 EST | 16:00 CST | 14:00 PST)
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