Full name Grant David Elliott
Born March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Current age 38 years 2 days
Major teams New Zealand, Chittagong Vikings, Gauteng, Griqualand West, Lahore Qalandars, Leicestershire, New Zealand A, Quetta Gladiators, St Lucia Zouks, Surrey, Transvaal, Wellington
Nickname Shunt, Magic
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Education St Stithians
|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|
|ODI debut||England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 18, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v New Zealand at Delhi, Mar 30, 2016 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Wellington v Auckland at Auckland, Feb 23-26, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1998/99|
|Last List A||New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars at Dubai (DSC), Feb 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 0/14||Qalandars||v Karachi Kngs||Dubai (DSC)||25 Feb 2017||T20|
|0/20, 0||Qalandars||v Zalmi||Dubai (DSC)||24 Feb 2017||T20|
|0/12, 26*||Qalandars||v Islamabad Un||Sharjah||20 Feb 2017||T20|
|17, 0/22||Qalandars||v Karachi Kngs||Sharjah||16 Feb 2017||T20|
|0, 0/5||Qalandars||v Zalmi||Dubai (DSC)||12 Feb 2017||T20|
|4/23, 3||Qalandars||v Islamabad Un||Dubai (DSC)||11 Feb 2017||T20|
|0/19, 26||Qalandars||v Quetta Glad||Dubai (DSC)||10 Feb 2017||T20|
|16, 2/22||Wellington||v Central D||New Plymouth||7 Jan 2017||T20|
|1/33, 2||Wellington||v Canterbury||Wellington||5 Jan 2017||T20|
|0/10, 12*||Wellington||v Otago||Wellington||3 Jan 2017||T20|
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 World T20, 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 first 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.
He saved his best for his final year of ODI cricket, guiding a stiff chase before hitting the winning six off Dale Steyn in a memorable World Cup semi-final at a packed, emotional Eden Park in March 2015, to put New Zealand into their first World Cup final. Twelve months on, following the 2016 World T20, he announced his retirement from ODIs.
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