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Home » Team Profiles » South Africa » Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock

Full name Shaun Maclean Pollock

Born July 16, 1973, Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age 32 years

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Natal, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Shaun Pollock is one of the most brilliant international players ever. At the beginning of his career he was both a little aggressive and unsure. He was brought into the South African Test side against Michael Atherton's England tourists in 1995/96. After recovering from his knee injury in 1996, he soon returned to resume his new-ball partnership with Allan Donald. It was surely able to argue that the emergence of Pollock inspired Donald to greater heights as the latter found himself with a partner who both complemented and challenged him. He is perhaps the straightest bowler in world cricket, and is able to move the ball both ways at a lively pace. He also possesses stamina and courage in abundance as in proved in Adelaide in 1998 when he toiled on hour after hour in blazing heat to take 7 for 87 in 41 overs on a perfect batting pitch. He was even made the captain in April. With over a 100 test matches under his belt, Pollock remains an integral part of the side.


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