Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 150 days

Major teams England, Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Lions, Mid West Rhinos, Yorkshire, Zimbabwe Under-19s

Nickname Gazza

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 9 15 1 861 156 61.50 1729 49.79 4 3 112 4 9 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 83 128 15 6294 210 55.69 11927 52.77 25 28 765 50 80 0
List A 73 69 11 2827 139 48.74 3201 88.31 6 17 247 60 34 0
Twenty20 57 52 8 1170 68 26.59 971 120.49 0 5 83 50 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 83 8 156 143 0 - - - 5.50 - 0 0 0
List A 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at North Sound, Apr 13-17, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Ireland v England at Dublin, 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 West Indies v England at North Sound, Apr 13-17, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A England v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Mar 1, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, May 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10, 122 England v West Indies North Sound 13 Apr 2015 Test # 2157
17 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
23 St Kitts XI v England XI Basseterre 8 Apr 2015 Other
16 England XI v St Kitts XI Basseterre 6 Apr 2015 Other
6 England v Sri Lanka Wellington 1 Mar 2015 ODI # 3619
10 England v Scotland Christchurch 23 Feb 2015 ODI # 3611
10 England v New Zealand Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
10 England v Australia Melbourne 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3600
57 England v Pakistan Sydney 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
- England v West Indies Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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 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 16, 2015

Gary Ballance required some treatment after being struck by a drive from Jos Buttler, West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day, April 16, 2015

Gary Ballance required some treatment after being struck by a drive from Jos Buttler

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Apr 16, 2015

Gary Ballance celebrates his fourth Test hundred, West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day, April 16, 2015

Gary Ballance celebrates his fourth Test hundred

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Apr 16, 2015

Joe Root and Gary Ballance put on 114 for the fourth wicket, West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day, April 16, 2015

Joe Root and Gary Ballance put on 114 for the fourth wicket

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Apr 19-22
Lancashire 293 & 36/3 Derbyshire 274
Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Apr 19-22
Kent 193 & 163 Essex 164 & 66/3
Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 19-22
Surrey 563/7d Glamorgan 124/2
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - Apr 19-22
Notts 428 Yorkshire 226/3
Sussex v Worcs at Hove - Apr 19-22
Sussex 345 & 8/0 Worcs 389
Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham - Apr 19-22
Hampshire 319 & 38/1 Warwickshire 280
4th Youth ODI: Aust U19 v England U19 at Perth - Apr 21
Aust U19 won by 7 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
2nd Test: West Indies v England at St George's
Apr 21-25, 2015 (10:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
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