Shaun Maclean Pollock
(born 16 September 1973 in Port Elizabeth
) is a retired South African cricketer
who is considered a bowling all-rounder
. From 2000 to 2003 he was the captain of the South African cricket team, and also played for Africa XI, World XI, Dolphins and Warwickshire
. He was also chosen as the Wisden
Cricketer of the Year in 2003. He is the leading wicket taker among South Africans, taking over 400 test wickets and scoring over 3,700 test runs in his 108 Test matches. BBC News
retrieved 29 September 2007 On 11 January 2008 he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after his 303rd One Day International
on 3 February. BBC News
retrieved 11 January 2008
Shaun Pollock was a fast-medium seam bowler, with the ability to deliver a quicker ball with accuracy and swing.
The nephew of legendary South African cricketer Graeme Pollock
and the son of former South African fast bowler Peter Pollock
, expectations from him were high since he started playing for South Africa in 1995/96, in their home series against England. He cemented his place in the team with some excellent performances and found a steady bowling partner in Allan Donald
. They were to be the mainstay of South African bowling till Donald's retirement.
Pollock was also a very useful hard-hitting batsman, whose style bears some resemblance to his famous uncle on occasions.... Read More