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Shaun Pollock

Shaun Pollock

Age 50South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA
Right Handed All Rounder

What happens when one has the bloodline of legendary cricketers like Peter and Graeme Pollock? Nothing less than an international cricket sensation is born. Shaun Pollock, son of great Peter Pollock and nephew of Graeme Pollock was one of the greatest disciplined bowlers in the history of the game. Naive and young, Shaun made his debut in 1995 and soon rose to the standards of international cricket.

Starting off as a first-change bowler, Shaun soon graduated to take the new ball, and paired up with quickie Allan Donald; their twin pace attack soon became the backbone for South Africa's success in the latter half of 1990's. Considered as one of the straightest bowlers, who would bowl from close to the stumps, Shaun Pollock had the rare ability to swing the ball both ways, which deceived even the best of the best batsmen. Known for his accuracy and ability to constantly bowl in the corridor of uncertainty, Shaun will be remembered for his seven-wicket haul in the scorching heat of Adelaide in 1998, on a perfect batting pitch.

While his focus was always on the off stump, a surprise sprung from nowhere, as Shaun was made the captain of the side, after Hansie Cronje was shown the exit door from the game forever. Irrespective of the undercurrents of demoralisation and lost valour within the team, Shaun rose to the occasion and brought the team close to its lost international standards. Known for not being muck with the bat, Polly as he was fondly known, always contributed lower down the order and played some match winning innings.

However, he soon faced flak from all facets of the game and mounting criticisms towards his game, forced Shaun to announce his retirement on his home ground – Durban, in early 2008. Though Shaun's withdrawal from the game came as a shock to many of his fans, his smile and exuberance will remain captured in the hearts of every cricket fanatic.

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  • South AfricaSouth Africa
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  • defaultICC World XI
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  • defaultDurham
  • defaultKwaZulu-Natal B
  • defaultKwaZulu Natal
  • defaultSouth Africa A
  • defaultWarwickshire
  • defaultYoung South Africa
  • Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians
  • defaultSachins Blasters

Shaun Pollock Statistics

Debut
South Africa vs England on Jan 09, 1996
Last
South Africa vs West Indies on Feb 03, 2008
Debut
South Africa vs England on Nov 16, 1995
Last
South Africa vs West Indies on Jan 10, 2008
Debut
South Africa vs New Zealand on Oct 21, 2005
Last
South Africa vs West Indies on Jan 18, 2008
Debut
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Apr 20, 2008
Last
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 28, 2008

Shaun Pollock Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
303351914126.4586.69
Highest Runs130
Balls Faced110
On DateJun 06, 07
AgainstAsia XI

Shaun Pollock Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
3032618.439324.5039.973.67
Wickets Taken6
Runs35
On DateJan 24, 99
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Shaun Pollock Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
108022
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Shaun Pollock Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
108378116232.3152.52
Highest Runs111
Balls Faced106
On DateJan 20, 01
AgainstSri LankaSL

Shaun Pollock Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1084058.542123.1157.842.39
Wickets Taken7
Runs87
On DateJan 30, 98
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Shaun Pollock Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
7206
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Shaun Pollock Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
12860012.28122.85
Highest Runs36
Balls Faced25
On DateJan 18, 08
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Shaun Pollock Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1240.31520.6016.207.62
Wickets Taken3
Runs28
On DateNov 23, 07
AgainstNew ZealandNZ

Shaun Pollock Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
200
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Shaun Pollock Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
131470018.37132.43
Highest Runs33
Balls Faced15
On DateMay 04, 08
AgainstDelhi CapitalsDC

Shaun Pollock Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
13461127.3625.096.54
Wickets Taken3
Runs12
On DateMay 16, 08
AgainstKolkata Knight RidersKKR

Shaun Pollock Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
200
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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