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Grant Elliott      

Full name Grant David Elliott

Born March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 35 years 30 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 51 40 6 1013 115 29.79 1448 69.95 1 6 74 6 8 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 164 140 22 3599 115 30.50 3 21 54 0
Twenty20 52 48 11 942 70 25.45 705 133.61 0 5 69 38 20 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 51 30 657 545 20 4/31 4/31 27.25 4.97 32.8 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 164 3894 3414 103 5/34 5/34 33.14 5.26 37.8 3 1 0
Twenty20 52 40 538 775 27 3/16 3/16 28.70 8.64 19.9 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 Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla, Nov 16, 2013 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 Northern Districts v Wellington at Mount Maunganui, Apr 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Canterbury v Wellington at Christchurch, Jan 10, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/42, 22 Wellington v Northern D Mount Maunganui 5 Apr 2014 LA
2/26 Wellington v Canterbury Christchurch 2 Apr 2014 LA
2/35, 9 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 30 Mar 2014 LA
1/39, 39 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 26 Mar 2014 LA
1/25 Wellington v Central D Wellington 23 Mar 2014 LA
0/44, 34 Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 19 Mar 2014 LA
2, 1/19 Wellington v Northern D Wellington 12 Mar 2014 LA
28, 1/51 Wellington v Otago Wellington 9 Mar 2014 LA
51 Wellington v Central D Palmerston North 2 Mar 2014 LA
2/46, 1, 1/40, 26 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 23 Feb 2014 FC
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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Nov 12, 2013

Kumar Sangakkara stumps Grant Elliot, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 2nd ODI, Hambantota, November 12, 2013

Kumar Sangakkara stumps Grant Elliot

© AFP

Oct 29, 2013

Grant Elliott plays off the front foot, Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Mirpur, October 29, 2013

Grant Elliott plays off the front foot

© AFP

Jul 30, 2013

New Zealand PM John Key, Stephen Fleming, Waqar Younis and Grant Elliott chat at the unveiling of the 2015 World Cup groups, Wellington, July 30, 2013

New Zealand PM John Key, Stephen Fleming, Waqar Younis and Grant Elliott chat

© Getty Images

Tour Results
New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington - Mar 23-27, 2012
Match drawn
New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton - Mar 15-17, 2012
South Africa won by 9 wickets
New Zealand v South Africa at Dunedin - Mar 7-11, 2012
Match drawn
New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland - Mar 3, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
New Zealand v South Africa at Napier - Feb 29, 2012
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
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