Gary Ballance was out of form during the 2015 Ashes series © Getty Images
Gary Ballance was out of form during the 2015 Ashes series © Getty Images

The Zimbabwean-born England batsman Gary Ballance is keen on impressing selectors with his performances for Yorkshire in a bid to earn a recall for the national side ahead of their winter tours of South Africa and UAE (to play Pakistan). Ballance was dropped during the Ashes 2015 after a string of poor scores, but seems to have regained his mojo at the First-Class level. Ballance, characterised by his tendency to bat deep in the crease, found form for Yorshire when he scored a sublime 165 in a draw against Sussex. READ: Gary Ballance will make England comeback soon: Mark Ramprakash

Speaking on the knock and his chances of an England comeback in the immediate future Ballance was pragmatic. “It’s been a tough few weeks but it’s nice to get a big hundred and that will give me more confidence and hopefully I can kick on from this during the rest of the season,” Balance was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “England have told me to go back and work on my game and that is what I am doing,” Ballance added.

Despite his string of underwhelming scores in 2015, Ballance still has an impressive average of about 48 from 14 Tests, which include four hundreds and six fifties, which goes to speak of the volume of runs Ballance can score when on song. England will be keen to play an in-form Ballance and selectors may be inclined to pick him if he continues to shin for Yorkshire.