Gary Ballance has managed just one 50 in his last 10 innings in Test cricket © Getty Images
Gary Ballance has managed just one 50 in his last 10 innings in Test cricket © Getty Images

English batsman Gary Ballance, who was the only player to face penalty by losing place from the Test side following the 405-run loss to Australia in the second Ashes Match, has received support from their batting coach Mark Ramprakash. The former cricketer believes that Ballance has the right character to bounce back from his current poor run with the bat. With the third game starting on July 29, England have reshuffled the side with pushing Ian Bell to number three and recalling Jonathan Bairstow as a replacement for the 25-year old Yorkshire batsman Ballance. READ– Craig McDermott: Mitchell Marsh helped Mitchell Johnson fire in 2nd Ashes Test

According to a report from Sky Sports, Ramprakash said,” I am a massive fan of Gary Ballance. It was a tough decision to leave him out and I think the selectors will have pondered long and hard about that given the way he got 61 at Cardiff off 149 balls in bowler-friendly conditions.”
Ballance, who had a commanding start with four centuries in his first nine matches, has managed just one 50 in his last 10 innings in the whites.

He’s a tough and resilient character. He’s got to go away now, having been left out, think about his game, think about where he can fine tune, look to improve and I think he will come back a stronger and better player,” the former Middlesex added. READ– Jonathan Bairstow: I am very pleased to have been called up

With a victory in one Test each off the two Ashes games played, Australia and England next face each other at Birmingham for the third match.