Gary Ballance was in phenomenal when India tour England earlier in 2014 © Getty Images (File Photo)
Gary Ballance was in phenomenal when India tour England earlier in 2014 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Nov 14, 2014

England batsman Gary Ballance on Friday won the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award, the cricket governing body informed. Ballance, who made his Test debut in the final Ashes Test of 2013-14 series in Sydney in January, has so far played eight Tests for England and has had a terrific debut.

Ballance has smashed three centuries and three half-centuries in the longest format of the game, garnering 725 runs at an impressive average of 60.75.

The left-handed batsman has also played 12 One-Day Internationals (ODIs). But he has not had much success in this format. He has scored only 261 runs so far, with the help of three half-centuries at an average of 26.10.