Gary Ballance

Gary Ballance

Player Details

Name: Gary Ballance

Date of birth: 22/11/1989

International Team: England

Domestic Team: Yorkshire

Role: Batsman

Bowling Style: Right arm slow medium

Batting Style: Left-hand

Gary Ballance is the latest batting product of southern Africa to get his chance in England's Test squad.

Born in Harare, Ballance represented Zimbabwe at the Under 19 World Cup in 2006 while also developing his career in county cricket with Derbyshire.

But opportunities dried up for the teenager in Derby and he switched to Yorkshire in 2007, making his first-class debut against Kent the following summer.

The left-hander is a forthright stroke maker who has enjoyed plenty of success in the limited-overs formats.

His first-class average in excess of 50 is inflated by some cheap runs for Mid West Rhinos in Zimbabwe's domestic tournament.

But he passed 1,000 runs in a summer for the first time in 2013 and was the middle-order driving force in a Yorkshire team that finished second in the County Championship.

Ballance made his England debut in the one-off ODI against Ireland in Dublin in September, although it was a day to forget as he made a two-ball duck.

His selection in the Ashes tour squad was something of a left-field call, the 23-year-old being preferred to more experienced candidates such as James Taylor, Ravi Bopara and Eoin Morgan.

International Career Overview

ODI MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2013-2014 Innings Bowled: 0
Matches: 5 Overs: 0
Innings: 5 Runs Conceded: 0
Not Outs: 0 Average: 0
Runs: 132 Economy Rate: 0
Highest Score: 79 Best bowling in Innings: N/A
Average: 26.4
50s: 1
100s: 0
Ducks: 1
Caught Out: 4
Stumped Out: 1

County Season Overview

COUNTY MATCH OVERVIEW

Batting Bowling
Career Span: 2014-2014 Innings Bowled: 0
Matches: 2 Overs: 0
Innings: 3 Runs Conceded: 0
Not Outs: 0 Average: 0
Runs: 183 Economy Rate: 0
Highest Score: 101 Best bowling in Innings: N/A
Average: 61.0
50s: 1
100s: 1
Ducks: 0
Caught Out: 1
Stumped Out: 0

Full International Career History

TEST MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Jan 2 2014 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 1 18
2 7

ODI MATCH (BATTING)

Date Opponent Venue Innings Score
Jan 24 2014 Australia WACA Ground 1 18
Jan 19 2014 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 1 26
Jan 17 2014 Australia Brisbane Cricket Ground 1 9
Jan 12 2014 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 1 79
Sep 3 2013 Ireland The Village 1 0