Grant Elliott      

Full name Grant David Elliott

Born March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 35 years 316 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 57 46 9 1271 115 34.35 1728 73.55 2 7 94 9 8 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 181 156 26 4308 115 33.13 6 24 59 0
Twenty20 63 55 13 1102 70 26.23 810 136.04 0 6 81 47 21 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 57 35 792 668 25 4/31 4/31 26.72 5.06 31.6 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 181 4245 3756 115 5/34 5/34 32.66 5.30 36.9 4 1 0
Twenty20 63 50 724 1032 39 3/16 3/16 26.46 8.55 18.5 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 New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 31, 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 New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 31, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/26, 64* New Zealand v Pakistan Wellington 31 Jan 2015 ODI # 3596
0/24, 24 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Wellington 29 Jan 2015 ODI # 3594
21*, 0/12 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Dunedin 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3590
104*, 2/42 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Dunedin 23 Jan 2015 ODI # 3588
0/19, 44 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Nelson 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3585
1 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 11 Jan 2015 ODI # 3574
3, 0/33 Wellington v Central D Nelson 5 Jan 2015 LA
2/52, 78 Wellington v Northern D Mount Maunganui 1 Jan 2015 LA
4/46, 35 Wellington v Otago Queenstown 30 Dec 2014 LA
0/52, 77 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 27 Dec 2014 LA
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.
Andrew Miller

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Jan 31, 2015

Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott celebrate New Zealand's victory, New Zealand v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Wellington, January 31, 2015

Ross Taylor and Grant Elliott celebrate New Zealand's victory

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Jan 29, 2015

Kane Williamson and Grant Elliott added 59 for the fourth wicket, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 7th ODI, Wellington, January 29, 2015

Kane Williamson and Grant Elliott added 59 for the fourth wicket

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Jan 23, 2015

Grant Elliott celebrates the wicket of Lahiru Thirimanne, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Dunedin, January 23, 2015

Grant Elliott celebrates the wicket of Lahiru Thirimanne

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Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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