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Gary Ballance

Batter

Did you know?

He represented Zimbabwe in Under-19s cricket.

RUNS
1413
AVERAGE
39.25

Gary Ballance

Batter

Did you know?

He represented Zimbabwe in Under-19s cricket.

RUNS
297
AVERAGE
21.21

Batter

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
27
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Zimbabwe

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

Born and raised in Zimbabwe where his parents were tobacco farmers, Gary Ballance moved to England in 2006, having already represented his birth nation in an ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup aged just 16 years old.

Good domestic performances saw the batsman chosen for his one-day international debut in September 2013 against Ireland, where he scored a duck on debut. Ballance's second ODI outing was much more satisfying, as he scored 79 against Australia.

That performance remains Ballance's best from his first 12 ODIs and the batsman missed the late-2014 series against Sri Lanka, but he earned a recall to the side for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Ballance made his Test debut during England’s 2013-14 tour of Australia, starting in the middle order but quickly settling into the No.3 position where he struck a rich vein of form in the five-day game during 2014.


MATCHES
21
DEBUT
2014
CAP NO
659
BEST BATTING
156
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
2.5
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1413
INNINGS
38
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
39.25
100s
4
50s
7
MATCHES
16
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
228
BEST BATTING
79
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
297
INNINGS
15
NOT OUTS
1
AVERAGE
21.21
100s
0
50s
2

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