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Gary Ballance

Batter

Did you know?

He represented Zimbabwe in Under-19s cricket.

RUNS
1498
AVERAGE
37.45

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
28
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, scoring 79 against Australia.

That performance remains Ballance's best from his first 16 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.

He was dropped during South Africa's tour of England but boasts a fantastic first-class record, averaging a tick under 50, with 32 centuries to his name.

MATCHES
23
DEBUT
2014
CAP NO
659
BEST BATTING
156
BEST BOWLING
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Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
2.5
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1498
INNINGS
42
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
37.45
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

Ballance pushes Ashes case with half-century

Gary Ballance showed good signs in his push to win a spot in England's Ashes side, scoring a half-century against a WA XI in the two-day warm-up match


7:46 Day-one-highlights-England-v-WA-XI-still

Day one highlights: England v WA XI

Runs to batting England batting candidates Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Gary Ballance and Dawid Malan headlined the first day of the tourists' Ashes tour in Perth against the WA XI.


0:50 Fafs-gamble-pays-off-in-super-review-still

Faf's gamble pays off in super review

South Africa paceman Vernon Philander took two early wickets on day four to turn the screws on England in the second Test at Trent Bridge


Ashes series to pit mate against mate

Strong links between Australia and England to be put aside when the arch rivals enter the field


Day-one-highlights-England-v-WA-XI-still

England hopefuls amongst the runs

Australia's Ashes rivals enjoy successful start in Perth despite cheap dismissals to Joe Root and Alastair Cook


Day-one-highlights-England-v-WA-XI-still

England big guns falter, unknowns shine

Australia's Ashes rivals enjoy successful start despite cheap dismissals to Root and Cook