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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 26 years 159 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 15 27 2 1194 156 47.76 2498 47.79 4 6 153 8 14 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 100 159 17 7304 210 51.43 14150 51.61 27 34 892 56 94 0
List A 82 77 12 3123 139 48.04 3599 86.77 6 19 265 61 37 0
Twenty20 60 55 8 1226 68 26.08 1010 121.38 0 5 85 54 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 100 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 16-19, 2015 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, Apr 24-27, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Gloucestershire at Leeds, Sep 6, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jun 19, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
68, 21* Yorkshire v Warwickshire Birmingham 24 Apr 2016 FC
12, 0/11, 4 Yorkshire v Hampshire Leeds 17 Apr 2016 FC
- Yorkshire v Lds-Brd MCCU Leeds 11 Apr 2016 Other
105, 9 Yorkshire v M.C.C. Abu Dhabi 20 Mar 2016 FC
46 Yorkshire v Lancashire Dubai 18 Mar 2016 Other T20
43* Yorkshire v M.C.C. Dubai 18 Mar 2016 Other T20
38 Yorkshire v Leics Dubai 17 Mar 2016 Other T20
103 Yorkshire v Lancashire ICCA Dubai 14 Mar 2016 Other
25 England XI v SAf Invit XI Potchefstroom 15 Dec 2015 Other
55, 45 Yorkshire v Sussex Leeds 22 Sep 2015 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 25, 2016

Gary Ballance plays through the off side, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 2nd day, April 25, 2015

Gary Ballance plays through the off side

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Apr 24, 2016

Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire rebuild, Warwickshire v Yorkshire, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day, April 24, 2015

Gary Ballance helped Yorkshire rebuild

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Mar 20, 2016

Gary Ballance rescued Yorkshire with a century, MCC v Yorkshire, Champion County Match, Abu Dhabi, March 20, 2016

Gary Ballance rescued Yorkshire with a century

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Tour Results
India v England at Dharamsala - Jan 27, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
India v England at Mohali - Jan 23, 2013
India won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
India v England at Ranchi - Jan 19, 2013
India won by 7 wickets (with 131 balls remaining)
India v England at Kochi - Jan 15, 2013
India won by 127 runs
India v England at Rajkot - Jan 11, 2013
England won by 9 runs
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