Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 29 years 240 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 23 42 2 1498 156 37.45 3176 47.16 4 7 195 8 22 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 156 256 24 11157 210 48.09 21499 51.89 40 50 1444 65 120 0
List A 110 102 14 4360 156 49.54 4841 90.06 8 26 378 82 43 0
T20s 86 77 9 1629 79 23.95 1326 122.85 0 6 117 67 43 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 23 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 156 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 110 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 14-17, 2017 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 Yorkshire v Somerset at Leeds, Jul 13-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Worcestershire v Yorkshire at Worcester, May 4, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Derbyshire v Yorkshire at Chesterfield, Jul 20, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Chesterfield 20 Jul 2019 T20
111 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 13 Jul 2019 FC
8, 4 Yorkshire v Essex Chelmsford 7 Jul 2019 FC
23, 23 Yorkshire v Surrey Scarborough 30 Jun 2019 FC
54, 18 Yorkshire v Warwickshire York 17 Jun 2019 FC
6 Yorkshire v Surrey Guildford 10 Jun 2019 FC
14, 51* Yorkshire v Essex Leeds 3 Jun 2019 FC
12, 100 Yorkshire v Hampshire Leeds 27 May 2019 FC
11, 159 Yorkshire v Kent Canterbury 14 May 2019 FC
9 Yorkshire v Worcs Worcester 4 May 2019 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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Apr 11, 2019

Gary Ballance of Yorkshire hits out as wicketkeeper Lewis McManus of Hampshire looks on, Hampshire v Yorkshire, day 1, Ageas Bowl, April 11, 2019

Gary Ballance of Yorkshire hits out as wicketkeeper Lewis McManus of Hampshire looks on

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Apr 8, 2019

Gary Ballance latches on to a pull, Notts v Yorkshire, County Championship Division One, Trent Bridge, April 8, 2019

Gary Ballance latches on to a pull

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Jun 14, 2018

Gary Ballance revived the innings with a half-century, Essex v Yorkshire, Royal London Cup quarter-final, Chelmsford, June 14. 2018

Gary Ballance revived the innings with a half-century

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015