Gary Ballance      

Full name Gary Simon Ballance

Born November 22, 1989, Zimbabwe

Current age 27 years 331 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 Insights on test 23 42 2 1498 156 37.45 3176 47.16 4 7 195 8 22 0
ODIs Insights on odi 16 15 1 297 79 21.21 443 67.04 0 2 21 1 8 0
First-class 133 215 22 9362 210 48.50 18229 51.35 32 44 1168 61 112 0
List A 97 91 14 3819 152* 49.59 4323 88.34 7 23 328 68 41 0
T20s Insights on t20 70 62 8 1322 68 24.48 1102 119.96 0 5 94 55 40 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 23 2 12 5 0 - - - 2.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 133 9 162 154 0 - - - 5.70 - 0 0 0
List A 97 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s Insights on t20 70 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Nottingham, Jul 14-17, 2017 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 Essex v Yorkshire at Chelmsford, Sep 25-27, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Derbyshire v West Indies A at Derby, Aug 6, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds, Jun 13, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire at Leeds, Jul 4, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, Aug 17, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13, 5 Yorkshire v Essex Chelmsford 25 Sep 2017 FC
28, 21 Yorkshire v Warwickshire Leeds 19 Sep 2017 FC
29, 28* Yorkshire v Surrey The Oval 12 Sep 2017 FC
12 Yorkshire v Middlesex Leeds 5 Sep 2017 FC
- Yorkshire v Northants Leeds 17 Aug 2017 T20
69 Yorks 2nd XI v Durham 2nd Chester-le-Street 15 Aug 2017 Other
27, 4 England v South Africa Nottingham 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2264 Insights on
20, 34 England v South Africa Lord's 6 Jul 2017 Test # 2262 Insights on
56 Eng Lions v South Africa Worcester 29 Jun 2017 FC
- Yorkshire v Surrey Leeds 26 Jun 2017 FC
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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Jul 17, 2017

Gary Ballance was lbw to Vernon Philander, England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day, July 17, 2017

Gary Ballance was lbw to Vernon Philander

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Jul 15, 2017

Gary Ballance fell shortly after lunch, England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day, July 15, 2017

Gary Ballance fell shortly after lunch

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Jul 13, 2017

Gary Ballance bats in England nets, Trent Bridge, July 13, 2017

Gary Ballance bats in England nets

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Notes

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2015

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