Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 30 years 16 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 160 262 24 11282 210 47.40 21751 51.86 40 51 1461 65 120 0
List A 110 102 14 4360 156 49.54 4841 90.06 8 26 378 82 43 0
T20s 90 80 9 1648 79 23.21 1349 122.16 0 6 118 67 46 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 160 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 110 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Sep 23-26, 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 Yorkshire v Birmingham Bears at Leeds, Aug 4, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Yorkshire v Warwickshire Birmingham 23 Sep 2019 FC
4, 2 Yorkshire v Kent Leeds 16 Sep 2019 FC
35, 23 Yorkshire v Somerset Taunton 10 Sep 2019 FC
0, 61 Yorkshire v Notts Scarborough 18 Aug 2019 FC
11 Yorkshire v Bears Leeds 4 Aug 2019 T20
4 Yorkshire v Worcs Leeds 2 Aug 2019 T20
4 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 25 Jul 2019 T20
- Yorkshire v Leics Leicester 23 Jul 2019 T20
5 Yorkshire v Derbyshire Chesterfield 20 Jul 2019 T20
111 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 13 Jul 2019 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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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