Grant Elliott

Country: New Zealand
Born: March 21, 1979, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Grant Elliott Bio

Grant David Elliott, a talented cricketer from New Zealand, was born in Johannesburg. However, in search of new opportunities, he moved to Wellington in 2001 and it was there that he eventually rose to prominence in the cricketing world. With his compact and correct batting technique, as well as his measured run-up as a swing bowler, Elliott soon caught the attention of selectors.

In March 2008, the moment he had been working towards arrived when he was named in New Zealand’s 13-man squad for the first Test against England in Hamilton. Although he struggled to make a strong impression, managing only one wicket and two batting failures, Elliott had finally earned his first Test cap. Six months earlier, he had missed out on a place in the World T20 squad despite being included in the preliminary 30-man squad after completing his residency qualification.

Elliott’s breakthrough performance came in 2006-07 when he enjoyed a successful season for Wellington, amassing 361 runs in seven matches at an impressive average of 45.12. During this period, he also achieved two of his three career centuries, showcasing his skills as a batsman. Prior to switching his allegiance to New Zealand, Elliott had made a solitary appearance for the South African A team, indicating his talent was recognized beyond his adopted country.

Notably, Elliott came to the attention of the cricketing world through his remarkable innings of 115 runs against Australia in Sydney. Playing a key role in nearly securing victory for New Zealand, his temperament and composure under pressure were evident. He further cemented his reputation as a reliable batsman during the 2009 Champions Trophy semifinal against Pakistan, where his composed performance played a crucial part in New Zealand’s success.

Following Jacob Oram’s retirement from Test cricket, Elliott had an opportunity to establish himself in the team. However, he was unable to make the most of this chance and failed to solidify his position. Despite this setback, he made a surprising return to the one-day side in 2013 and played a vital role in New Zealand’s historic ODI series win against South Africa.

Elliott ultimately saved the best for last, showcasing his ability to perform under pressure and deliver in crucial moments. In the 2015 World Cup semifinal against South Africa, with New Zealand needing to chase down a challenging total, Elliott guided his team to victory with an unbeaten innings, culminating in a memorable winning six off Dale Steyn. This remarkable performance secured New Zealand’s place in their first-ever World Cup final and etched Elliott’s name in cricketing history.

Following the 2016 World T20, Grant Elliott made the decision to retire from one-day internationals. His consistency, temperament, and ability to rise to the occasion will always be remembered as he brought joy and pride to cricket fans in New Zealand. Grant Elliott’s contributions to the sport have left an indelible mark on New Zealand cricket, making him a celebrated figure in the country’s sporting history.

Grant Elliott Career Stats

Grant Elliott Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 1 86 25 10.75 322 26.7 0 0 3 0 2 0
T20Is 17 15 4 171 27 15.54 157 108.91 0 0 12 2 4 0
ODIs 83 69 11 1976 115 34.06 2416 81.78 2 11 151 28 17 0
FC 83 134 7 3883 196* 30.57 - - 8 20 - - 46 0
List A 211 183 30 5126 115 33.5 - - 7 28 - - 70 0
T20s 150 127 30 2209 70 22.77 1718 128.57 0 8 174 74 54 0

Grant Elliott Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 6 282 140 4 2/8 2/8 35 2.97 70.5 0 0 0
T20Is 17 15 192 235 14 4/22 4/22 16.78 7.34 13.7 1 0 0
ODIs 83 56 1302 1179 39 4/31 4/31 30.23 5.43 33.3 1 0 0
FC 83 - 7216 3378 92 5/33 - 36.71 2.8 78.4 - 1 0
List A 211 - 4827 4337 130 5/34 5/34 33.36 5.39 37.1 4 1 0
T20s 150 130 1996 2682 112 4/15 4/15 23.94 8.06 17.8 4 0 0

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