|Full name||Grant David Elliott|
21 March 1979 |
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Test debut (cap 236)||22 March 2008 v England|
|Last Test||3 December 2009 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 150)||18 June 2008 v England|
|Last ODI||23 February 2013 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive; http://www.espncricinfo.com/newzealand/content/player/44956.html, 2013|
South African born Elliott left his native Johannesburg in 2001, where he played one match for South Africa 'A' against India 'A' before he qualified to play for New Zealand in 2007 and was called up to the national team in early 2008 during England's tour. He made his Test debut against England in the third test in Napier replacing Jacob Oram.
Elliott has gone on to also make his ODI debut for New Zealand against England taking 3 wickets. In his second game he scored his maiden ODI 50. He took his maiden ODI century in the 3rd game of the Chappell-Hadlee series scoring 115 against Australia at the SCG on Sunday 8 February 2009.
He also did well in the Champions trophy in South Africa in 2009 as he took a four wicket haul against England at the Wanderers which actually helped New Zealand to qualify for the semifinals and in the semifinals he played a fine knock of 75 not out to take the Black caps to victory against Pakistan.
Elliott in a short span of time has improved from being known as a bits and pieces player to someone who can make vital contributions with both the bat and ball.
He also played for Weybridge CC in the Surrey championship in 2008.
Elliott is the maker of the Buzz Cricket Bat. It is used by himself, Dewayne Bowden, Mark Houghton, Leighton Morgan, Chris Nevin and Luke Woodcock. Luke Woodcock scored 220 with it in a first-class game. Since he has been injured he has worked with Sky Sport in the 2010 HRV Cup.
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