Gareth Batty is a right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler who plays for England Cricket team. He has also played for teams like Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Surrey Cricket Board and Surrey.
Batty played his first One day International on 13th December 2002 at Sydney against Australia. In this match, Batty batted at the No. 9 position and was bowled by Lee on the very first ball he faced. He bowled 10 overs, none of which were maidens, conceded 55 runs without taking any wicket. Australia won this match by 7 wickets with 30 deliveries to spare. Batty debuted in Test cricket on 21st October 2003 at Dhaka against Bangladesh. In the 1st innings, he bowled 21 overs, out of which 6 were maidens, conceded 43 runs and took 1 wicket. He batted at the No. 8 spot and scored 19 runs in 52 deliveries before being caught by Khaled Mashud off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza. In the 2nd innings, he bowled 20 overs, out of which 2 were maidens, conceded 65 runs while taking 1 wicket. He did not get an opportunity to bat in the 2nd innings. England won this match by 7 wickets.
Batty has participated in 7 Test matches in which he has scored 144 runs at a batting average of 20.57 and strike rate 27.01 with 38 as the highest score. He has hit 15 boundaries and 2 sixers and has taken 3 catches. He has bowled 1394 deliveries and has taken 11 wickets while conceding 733 runs. His bowling average has been 66.63 and economy rate 3.15. Batty has taken part in 7 One day Internationals in which he has scored 6 runs and has taken 4 wickets in 362 deliveries while conceding 294 runs. His bowling average has been 73.50 and economy rate 4.87.