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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 26 years 244 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 16 29 2 1243 156 46.03 2572 48.32 4 6 160 8 14 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 107 172 17 7719 210 49.80 14979 51.53 28 35 949 56 100 0
List A 86 80 12 3267 139 48.04 3756 86.98 6 20 279 61 38 0
Twenty20 68 61 8 1322 68 24.94 1100 120.18 0 5 94 55 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 107 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 14-18, 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 England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 14-18, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 8, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 43 England v Pakistan Lord's 14 Jul 2016 Test # 2206
33 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Leeds 8 Jul 2016 T20
132, 3 Yorkshire v Middlesex Scarborough 3 Jul 2016 FC
12 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 1 Jul 2016 T20
2 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 24 Jun 2016 T20
78, 32 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 20 Jun 2016 FC
- Yorkshire v Derbyshire Leeds 19 Jun 2016 T20
34 Yorkshire v Lancashire Manchester 15 Jun 2016 LA
80 Yorkshire v Northants Scarborough 14 Jun 2016 LA
- Yorkshire v Derbyshire Chesterfield 12 Jun 2016 LA
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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Jul 22, 2016

Gary Ballance played on to give Rahat Ali a second wicket, England v Pakistan, 2nd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day, July 22, 2016

Gary Ballance played on to give Rahat Ali a second wicket

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Jul 17, 2016

Gary Ballance was bowled round his legs by Yasir Shah, England v Pakistan, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 17, 2016

Gary Ballance was bowled round his legs by Yasir Shah

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Jul 17, 2016

Gary Ballance plays a cut, England v Pakistan, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 17, 2016

Gary Ballance plays a cut

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jul 22-26
England 589/8d Pakistan 57/4 (24 ov)
Eng Lions v Pakistan A at Canterbury
Jul 24, 2016 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Division 2: Essex Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 24, 2016 (09:30 GMT | 18:20 EDT | 17:20 CDT | 15:20 PDT)
Division 1: Ire. Women v Yorkshire Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 24, 2016 (09:30 GMT | 18:20 EDT | 17:20 CDT | 15:20 PDT)
Division 3: Northants Wm v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 24, 2016 (09:30 GMT | 18:20 EDT | 17:20 CDT | 15:20 PDT)
South Group: Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Gloucs v Sussex at Cheltenham
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Leics v Yorkshire at Leicester
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Northants v Durham at Northampton
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Notts v Derbyshire at Market Warsop
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Somerset v Glamorgan at Taunton
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
North Group: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham
Jul 24, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Division 1: Ire. Women v Middlesex Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 24, 2016 (12:30 GMT | 18:20 EDT | 17:20 CDT | 15:20 PDT)
Division 2: Neth Women v Wales Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 24, 2016 (12:30 GMT | 18:20 EDT | 17:20 CDT | 15:20 PDT)
Division 3: Shrop Women v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
Jul 24, 2016 (12:30 GMT | 18:20 EDT | 17:20 CDT | 15:20 PDT)
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