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Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 25 years 157 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 10 17 2 1019 156 67.93 2043 49.87 4 5 128 7 9 0
ODIs 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 84 130 16 6452 210 56.59 12241 52.70 25 30 781 53 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 10 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 84 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 St George's, Apr 21-25, 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 St George's, Apr 21-25, 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
77, 81* England v West Indies St George's 21 Apr 2015 Test # 2158
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
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 25, 2015

Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook shared a century stand as England cruised to their target, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 5th day, April 25, 2015

Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook shared a century stand as England cruised to their target

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Apr 25, 2015

Gary Ballance went to a half-century as England cruised to victory, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 5th day, April 25, 2015

Gary Ballance went to a half-century as England cruised to victory

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Apr 23, 2015

Gary Ballance dragged on against Marlon Samuels, West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 3rd day, April 23, 2015

Gary Ballance dragged on against Marlon Samuels

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sussex at Chester-le-Street - Apr 26-29
Sussex 335 & 115/3 Durham 339
Gloucs v Derbyshire at Bristol - Apr 26-29
Gloucs 275 Derbyshire 511/8
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - Apr 26-29
Notts 371 Hampshire 167/4
Lancashire v Kent at Manchester - Apr 26-29
Lancashire 444 Kent 214/7
Leics v Northants at Leicester - Apr 26-29
Northants 251 & 105/2 Leics 305
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Apr 26-29
Somerset 408 Middlesex 306/7
Surrey v Essex at The Oval - Apr 26-29
Surrey 340 Essex 266/2
Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds - Apr 26-29
Warwickshire 435 Yorkshire 128/3
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