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Grant Elliott      

Full name Grant David Elliott

Born March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 36 years 131 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 72 60 11 1760 115 35.91 2177 80.84 2 10 136 23 13 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 197 171 29 4903 115 34.52 7 27 65 0
Twenty20 72 64 15 1327 70 27.08 996 133.23 0 7 98 53 26 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 72 45 918 870 31 4/31 4/31 28.06 5.68 29.6 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 197 4371 3958 121 5/34 5/34 32.71 5.43 36.1 4 1 0
Twenty20 72 56 802 1151 40 3/16 3/16 28.77 8.61 20.0 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 England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20, 2015 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 England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Leicestershire at Northampton, Jul 12, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
54, 1/29 N Zealanders v North West Pretoria 28 Jul 2015 Other OD
4* N Zealanders v North West Pretoria 27 Jul 2015 Other T20
56 Leics v Northants Northampton 12 Jul 2015 T20
0/35, 22 Leics v Lancashire Leicester 10 Jul 2015 T20
0/5, 23 Leics v Warwickshire Leicester 4 Jul 2015 T20
16 Leics v Durham Chester-le-Street 3 Jul 2015 T20
3, 1/27 Leics v Yorkshire Leicester 26 Jun 2015 T20
35, 0/16 New Zealand v England Chester-le-Street 20 Jun 2015 ODI # 3659
55* New Zealand v England Nottingham 17 Jun 2015 ODI # 3657
0/17, 5 New Zealand v England Southampton 14 Jun 2015 ODI # 3656
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.
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Jul 12, 2015

Grant Elliott smashed 56 off 29 balls, Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Wantage Road, July 12, 2015

Grant Elliott smashed 56 off 29 balls

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Jun 17, 2015

Grant Elliott struck an unbeaten half-century, England v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge, June 17, 2015

Grant Elliott struck an unbeaten half-century

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Jun 6, 2015

Grant Elliott reached his century in the final over, Leicestershire v New Zealanders, Tour match, Grace Road, June 6, 2015

Grant Elliott reached his century in the final over

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Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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