Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 26 years 282 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 19 34 2 1389 156 43.40 2941 47.22 4 7 180 8 17 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 111 179 18 7967 210 49.48 15529 51.30 29 36 983 56 103 0
List A 88 82 12 3336 139 47.65 3863 86.35 6 20 283 61 39 0
Twenty20 69 62 8 1322 68 24.48 1102 119.96 0 5 94 55 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 19 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 111 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 88 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at The Oval, Aug 11-14, 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 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Scarborough, Aug 23-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds, Aug 28, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Yorkshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32 Yorkshire v Surrey Leeds 28 Aug 2016 LA
1, 101* Yorkshire v Notts Scarborough 23 Aug 2016 FC
0 Yorkshire v Durham Birmingham 20 Aug 2016 T20
37 Yorkshire v Kent Canterbury 18 Aug 2016 LA
8, 17 England v Pakistan The Oval 11 Aug 2016 Test # 2216
70, 28 England v Pakistan Birmingham 3 Aug 2016 Test # 2212
23 England v Pakistan Manchester 22 Jul 2016 Test # 2208
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
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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Aug 14, 2016

Gary Ballance fell to Sohail Khan for 17, England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 14, 2016

Gary Ballance fell to Sohail Khan for 17

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Aug 14, 2016

Gary Ballance walks off after being dismissed by Sohail Khan, England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 14, 2016

Gary Ballance walks off after being dismissed by Sohail Khan

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Aug 11, 2016

Wahab Riaz had Gary Ballance taken at slip, England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 1st day, August 11, 2016

Wahab Riaz had Gary Ballance taken at slip

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: England v Pakistan at Nottingham - Aug 30
England won by 169 runs
Derbyshire v Gloucs at Derby
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Essex v Worcs at Chelmsford
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Northants v Glamorgan at Northampton
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Sussex v Kent at Hove
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Warwickshire v Middlesex at Birmingham
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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