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Grant Elliott      

Full name Grant David Elliott

Born March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 36 years 28 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gauteng, Griqualand West, New Zealand A, Surrey, Transvaal, Wellington

Nickname Shunt, Magic

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education St Stithians

Grant David Elliott
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 1 86 25 10.75 322 26.70 0 0 3 0 2 0
ODIs 67 55 10 1609 115 35.75 2043 78.75 2 9 123 18 12 0
T20Is 3 3 1 42 23* 21.00 48 87.50 0 0 1 1 0 0
First-class 83 134 7 3883 196* 30.57 8 20 46 0
List A 191 165 27 4646 115 33.66 6 26 63 0
Twenty20 63 55 13 1102 70 26.23 810 136.04 0 6 81 47 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 6 282 140 4 2/8 2/8 35.00 2.97 70.5 0 0 0
ODIs 67 41 864 771 29 4/31 4/31 26.58 5.35 29.7 1 0 0
T20Is 3 2 12 31 1 1/11 1/11 31.00 15.50 12.0 0 0 0
First-class 83 7216 3378 92 5/33 36.71 2.80 78.4 1 0
List A 191 4317 3859 119 5/34 5/34 32.42 5.36 36.2 4 1 0
Twenty20 63 50 724 1032 39 3/16 3/16 26.46 8.55 18.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Dec 3-6, 2009 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 18, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v England at Wellington, Feb 15, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Wellington v Auckland at Auckland, Feb 23-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
83 New Zealand v Australia Melbourne 29 Mar 2015 ODI # 3646
0/9, 84* New Zealand v South Africa Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
27 New Zealand v West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015 ODI # 3643
2/27, 39 New Zealand v Bangladesh Hamilton 13 Mar 2015 ODI # 3634
0/10, 19 New Zealand v Afghanistan Napier 8 Mar 2015 ODI # 3628
0 New Zealand v Australia Auckland 28 Feb 2015 ODI # 3617
- New Zealand v England Wellington 20 Feb 2015 ODI # 3607
0/11, 29 New Zealand v Scotland Dunedin 17 Feb 2015 ODI # 3604
29, 0/11 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Christchurch 14 Feb 2015 ODI # 3599
24, 0/30 New Zealand v South Africa Christchurch 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
Profile

Johannesburg-born but based in Wellington, Grant Elliott left his native South Africa in 2001 looking for new horizons, and found them in March 2008 when he was named in New Zealand's 13-man squad for the first Test against England at Hamilton. He won his first Test cap in the final Test after Jacob Oram picked up an injury, but struggled to make an impression with one wicket and two batting failures. Six months earlier, having completed his residency qualification, he was handed a place in the 30-man preliminary squad for the ICC World Twenty20, but missed the final cut. A compact and correct batsman, and a swing bowler with a measured run-up, he enjoyed a productive season for Wellington in 2006-07, with 361 runs in seven matches at 45.12, including two of his three career centuries. He made one A team appearance for South Africa before switching his allegiance. His claim to fame was his 115 against Australia in Sydney which nearly took New Zealand home. He impressed with his temperament in a tense chase against Pakistan in the 2009 Champions Trophy semi-final. Following Oram's retirement from Tests, Elliott had a chance to cement his place but did not take it, although he earned a surprise recalled to the one-day side in early 2013, playing in New Zealand's historic ODI series win in South Africa.
Andrew Miller

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Mar 29, 2015

Grant Elliott and Tim Southee reflect on what could have been,  Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015

Grant Elliott and Tim Southee reflect on what could have been

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Mar 29, 2015

Australia give Grant Elliott a sendoff, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015

Australia give Grant Elliott a sendoff

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Mar 29, 2015

Grant Elliott carves one through point, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015

Grant Elliott carves one through point

© Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 14-18, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Mar 6-10, 2013
Match drawn
NZ XI v England XI at Queenstown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013
NZ XI won by 3 wickets
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
England won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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