Matthew Elliott is an opening batsman and bats left handedly. He debuted in Australian domestic cricket in the 1992-93 season for Victoria. Quickly, he became known as one of the top opening batsmen.
In the 1996-97 season, he was selected in the Australian squad and made his Test debut against West Indies. By misfortune, he had a mid-pitch collision with Mark Waugh in his second Test match and he had to undergo knee surgery. During the 1997 Ashes series, he hammered 2 centuries inclusive of a career best 199. In the same year, he made his ODI debut in the Texaco Cup. In 1998, he was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers for the Year.
In the 2003-04 season, he participated in the Pura Cup and smashed 1381 runs thereby overtaking Graham Yallop’s record. He was honored as the Pura Cup Player of the Year. Considering his form, he was recalled to the Australia national cricket team. However, he played only 1 Test match against Sri Lanka. In February 2008, he declared that he has retired from first class cricket. Currently, he is a member of Chandigarh Lions in the ICL.
Matthew Elliott has played in 11 Twenty20 matches and in these has collected 303 runs at a batting average of 30.30 and batting strike rate of 135.26. His highest score was 52 not out. He has clobbered 8 sixers, 39 boundaries and 2 fifties. As a fielder, he has taken 3 catches.