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The English cricketer who made five appearances for Zimbabwe

Recently, he recieved some backlashfor some poor performances in the Test against South Africa. It was his impressive form in county cricket that had made him get recalled to the Test side, under the recommendation of England captain Joe Root.

His name is Gary Ballance. An English cricketer born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. Gary Ballance currently plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and is a left-handed batsman and also a leg-break spin bowler. He was born on 22 November 1989 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He normally fields at slip. His initial contact with English county cricket came through his impressive heroics as he represented Zimbabwe U-19 in in the 2006 U-19 World Cup.

Ballance was born and raised in Zimbabwe, where his parents were tobacco farmers. He attended Springvale House and Peterhouse Boys’ School. After representing Zimbabwe in cricket at various age levels, he moved to England in 2006. He attended Harrow School for 2 years, where he was in the same team as Sam Northeast. Playing for Harrow, he scored a century against Eton College at Lord’s. Ballance is related to former Zimbabwean Test cricketer David Houghton through his father, who is a cousin of David’s wife. Ballance is colour blind.

Ballance has had some on and off performances, but whenever he is on his best, victory for England would assured. On 25 April 2015 Ballance became the third fastest England Test cricketer to reach 1,000 runs, in the second test against West Indies.

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