Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 26 years 249 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 17 30 2 1266 156 45.21 2629 48.15 4 6 163 8 16 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 108 173 17 7742 210 49.62 15036 51.48 28 35 952 56 102 0
List A 86 80 12 3267 139 48.04 3756 86.98 6 20 279 61 38 0
Twenty20 68 61 8 1322 68 24.94 1100 120.18 0 5 94 55 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 108 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 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 England v Pakistan at Manchester, Jul 22-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 8, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
12 Yorkshire v Lancashire Leeds 1 Jul 2016 T20
2 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 24 Jun 2016 T20
78, 32 Yorkshire v Durham Chester-le-Street 20 Jun 2016 FC
- Yorkshire v Derbyshire Leeds 19 Jun 2016 T20
34 Yorkshire v Lancashire Manchester 15 Jun 2016 LA
80 Yorkshire v Northants Scarborough 14 Jun 2016 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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Jul 22, 2016

Gary Ballance played on to give Rahat Ali a second wicket, England v Pakistan, 2nd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day, July 22, 2016

Gary Ballance played on to give Rahat Ali a second wicket

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Jul 17, 2016

Gary Ballance was bowled round his legs by Yasir Shah, England v Pakistan, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 17, 2016

Gary Ballance was bowled round his legs by Yasir Shah

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Jul 17, 2016

Gary Ballance plays a cut, England v Pakistan, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day, July 17, 2016

Gary Ballance plays a cut

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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