Zimbabwe's Gary Ballance makes UK Cricket Squad!

England have given Zimbabwean-born batsman Gary Ballance a surprise call-up to their Ashes squad to tour Australia this winter.

The 23-year-old left-hander plays for Yorkshire in the UK has only played a single one-day international for England before.

Gary Ballance in focus

• Born: Harare, Zimbabwe, 22 November 1989

• County: Yorkshire

• ODIs: 1 match (v Ireland, Sep 2013), 0 runs

• Division One record in 2013: 13 matches, 995 runs, highest score 141 (average 52.37), 3 centuries

England Test squad for Australia: Alastair Cook (Essex, captain), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Matt Prior (Sussex, vice-captain), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Monty Panesar (Sussex, on loan at Essex), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Chris Tremlett (Surrey).

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