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Grant Elliott

Key facts

Full Name: Grant David Elliott
Born: March 21 1979 , Johannesburg, South Africa
County: Surrey
Other teams: New Zealand, Gauteng, Transvaal, Wellington
Test debut: New Zealand v England, Napier, March 22-26 2008
ODI debut: England v New Zealand, Edgbaston, June 18 2008
T20 debut: Australia v New Zealand, Sydney, February 15 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


Elliott was born in South Africa but moved to New Zealand in 2001 and seven years later was chosen in the Black Caps Test squad to face England. The all-rounder was slow to make an impact in Test cricket but has flourished in the shorter form of the game, providing competition for Jacob Oram's place. His batting style is correct and unflustered while he swings the ball at a lively medium pace. Elliott has been a key member of the Wellington side in New Zealand's domestic cricket and play for Surrey as their overseas player during the the first half of the 2009 season.

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