English batsman Gary Ballance decides to take an indefinite break from cricket

English batsman Gary Ballance decides to take an indefinite break from cricket

The southpaw may very well be on his way out of the Test cricket scenario.

Gary Ballance
Gary Ballance of England plays a shot. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

The England cricket team will be playing Pakistan in a two-match Test series beginning from the 24th of this month. The selectors have announced a 12-member squad for the First Test. However, England batsman, Gary Ballance has found no place for himself in this squad. Gary has last played a Test against South Africa in 2017. Since then, he was found no place for himself in the team.

Gary Ballance, who captains Yorkshire County Cricket Club has decided to take an indefinite break from cricket. Earlier this month, he had to miss out on the action as he was feeling unwell. He missed the fixture against Surrey at the Oval and Joe Root assumed the captaincy responsibilities back then.

Gary Ballance opts out due to personal reasons

Although he was slated for a comeback after the layoff, it won’t be it. England batsman and Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance are taking a break from cricket for personal reasons, his county said on Friday. “Captain Gary Ballance is set to miss several Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures after the Club, this week, granted him some time away from the game due to personal reasons,” Yorkshire said.

“We ask that his privacy is respected during this time,” the official statement added. He is slated to miss “several” One-Day Cup matches, starting at Durham on Friday. Steven Patterson was named the captain for Friday’s Royal London Cup opener against Durham at Chester-Le-Street.

The Zimbabwean-English cricketer, Gary Ballance has represented England in 23 Test matches thus far. Ballance hasn’t played much cricket this year. He only played three games during the English summer for Yorkshire and didn’t look to be in great form. He scored 137 runs in 6 innings at an average close to 23 which also included an 82. Apart from this 82 he scored in his first game of the season against the Notts, there haven’t been any notable performances.

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