Gary Ballance, who played international cricket for England and Zimbabwe, has retired

Gary Ballance, 33, who has played international cricket for England and Zimbabwe, said goodbye to all cricket formats on Wednesday April 19. Gary has played international cricket for both England and Zimbabwe. He made his international debut for Zimbabwe after securing a two-year contract. Balance has played one Test, one T20 International and 5 ODIs for Zimbabwe. The right-handed batsman said that he has no desire to play any kind of cricket.

In a statement issued by the Professional Cricket Players Association, Balance was quoted as saying, “After much consideration, I have decided to retire from all forms of professional cricket with immediate effect.” He further said: “I was hoping that going to Zimbabwe would give me a new joy for the game and I will always be grateful to Zimbabwe Cricket for giving me the chance to return to international cricket and welcoming me to their team.”

We tell you that Balance began his international career in 2013. He made his debut for England through the ODI series against Ireland. Gary has played only Test and ODI cricket for England, while he has played all three formats for Zimbabwe.

Significantly, Gary Balance has played a total of 24 tests, 21 ODIs and 1 T20 cap in his international career. In Trials he has scored a total of 1653 runs with 5 centuries and 7 half centuries. In this, his highest score has been 156 runs. Other than this, the left-handed batsman has scored a total of 454 runs in ODIs with the help of 4 Fifty and Gary has scored 30 runs in the only T20 International of his. In all these matches he has played 1 Test, 5 ODIs and 1 International T20 for Zimbabwe, the rest of the matches he has played for England.

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