Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 26 years 310 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 115 187 18 8174 210 48.36 15899 51.41 29 38 1012 57 104 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 115 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 Middlesex v Yorkshire at Lord's, Sep 20-23, 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
0, 30 Yorkshire v Middlesex Lord's 20 Sep 2016 FC
3, 1 Yorkshire v Somerset Leeds 12 Sep 2016 FC
71, 20 Yorkshire v Durham Leeds 6 Sep 2016 FC
10, 72 Yorkshire v Hampshire Southampton 31 Aug 2016 FC
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
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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Sep 13, 2016

Gary Ballance did not last long in the second innings, Yorkshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Headingley, 2nd day, September 13, 2016

Gary Ballance did not last long in the second innings

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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
TBA v England XI at Fatullah
Oct 3, 2016
1st ODI: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka
Oct 7, 2016 (13:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
1st ODI: WI Women v Eng Wn at Florence Hall
Oct 8, 2016
2nd ODI: Bangladesh v England at Dhaka
Oct 9, 2016 (13:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: WI Women v Eng Wn at Florence Hall
Oct 10, 2016
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