Andrew Malcolm Ellis was born on 24th March 1982 in Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium fast bowler who plays for Canterbury in the domestic cricket and New Zealand national team. He has played 15 one day internationals (ODI) and five T20Is.
Andrew Ellis made his First-class debut against Auckland on 24 November 2003 in a Plunket Shield match. He performed admirably, taking five wickets from both the innings. Sadly, his team narrowly lost by 24 runs.
He made his List-A debut on 18 January 2004 in the State Shield against Central Districts. He bowled four overs but proved expensive as he got beaten for 26 runs. Central Districts won by eight wickets to spare from 16 balls remaining.
On 11 January 2007, Andrew made his state T20 debut against Central Districts. He didn’t get to bowl, and managed 12 runs from 12 balls with Canterbury losing by 76 runs.
Ellis has played 113 List-A matches and has scored 2336 runs, bagging 128 wickets. His First-class stats read 5072 runs from 102 matches along with 245 wickets.
Ellis has played two test matches for New Zealand Under-19 against South Africa Under-19 in the 2000/01 season.
Andrew Ellis made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Dunedin on 3 February 2012. He registered 34/1 from eight overs, and contributed a 33-ball 30 to help the Kiwis win by 90 runs. In 15 ODIs, Andrew has taken 12 wickets and registered 153 runs with ten fours and two sixes.
In his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe on 11 February 2012, Ellis was beaten for 10 runs from his only over, but his 6th wicket partnership with Williamson helped New Zealand win the match by 5 wickets. He has taken two wickets and scored 25 runs from five T20I appearances.
Andrew Ellis had an injury-plagued start to his career, missing out on important competitions during the patch. Because of his inconsistent outing on the field due to the injuries, he spent most of his career playing domestic cricket.