|Full name||Shaun Maclean Pollock|
16 July 1973|
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Bowling||Right arm fast-medium|
AM Pollock (grandfather)|
PM Pollock (father)
RG Pollock (uncle)
|Test debut (cap 261)||16 November 1995 v England|
|Last Test||10 January 2008 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 39)||9 January 1996 v England|
|Last ODI||3 February 2008 v West Indies|
|ODI shirt no.||7|
|T20I debut (cap 10)||21 October 2005 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||18 January 2008 v West Indies|
|Domestic team information|
Source: CricketArchive, 20 September 2016
Shaun Maclean Pollock OIS (born 16 July 1973) is a former South African cricketer and a former captain of all formats. A genuine bowling all-rounder, Pollock along with Allan Donald formed a formidable bowling partnership for many years. 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 chosen as the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2003.
- 1 International career
- 2 Domestic career
- 3 Records
- 4 Rankings
- 5 Personal life
- 6 International record
- 7 International centuries
- 8 International awards
- 9 References
- 10 External links
He is joint 10th in the all-time best ever bowler ratings in the LG ICC Ratings, and has taken over 400 wickets and at the time of his retirement was one of only six players to have scored 3000 runs and taken 300 wickets in Test matches.
In June 2007 he represented an Africa XI in an ODI game against an Asia XI in Bangalore. Playing as a specialist batsman, Pollock scored 130 from number 7 in the batting order, the highest ever score by an ODI batsman in that position. The record would however not last long, MS Dhoni bettered it later in the series.
Shaun Pollock was a bowling all-rounder. After Hansie Cronje was banned from cricket for life, Pollock took over the captaincy in April 2000. He was eventually removed from the captaincy after South Africa's performance in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
Although no longer captain, he retained his place in the team. After a disappointing Test series tour of Australia in 2005/2006, he faced criticism for losing his wicket taking ability. He has the lowest (best) economy rate of any bowler to have taken 300 ODI wickets, and he is also the first South African and only the tenth player to take 400 Test wickets. In September 2007 he was dropped from the South African test side for the first time in his career. Pollock was later readded to the test series against the West Indies, whereupon he announced his retirement, effective on 3 February 2008. He stated that "I realise I have been blessed by God and feel I have nurtured my talents to the best of my abilities." After South Africa sealed a series victory against the West Indies, Graeme Smith paid tribute to Pollock, stating "It's very important that people celebrate what he's given to South African cricket and what he's achieved as an individual." Shaun Pollock later represented Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, and Durham Dynamos in the 2008 Twenty20 Cup in England.
Pollock took four wickets in four balls on his first appearance for Warwickshire – in a limited-overs (B&H Cup) game v Leicestershire at Birmingham in 1996. He also recently received the SA Player's Player award and the SA ODI Player of the Year Award.
In Summer 2008 he played for Durham County Cricket Club in the North East of England and along with fellow South African Albie Morkel was used mainly in the Twenty20 Cup competition.
- Shaun Pollock has the record for scoring the most number of test centuries when batting at number 9 position (2) and in fact, he's the only player to score 2 test centuries when batting at number 9 position.
- He also holds the record for playing the most number of ODI innings before scoring a century (189).
- Shaun Pollock also holds the record for becoming the first test captain to be stranded or to be remained unbeaten on 99 in a test innings.
- He too holds the record for taking the most number of ODI wickets when playing at home soil (193).
Shaun Pollock's career-best ranking and rating in the cricket ratings as determined by the International Cricket Council are as follows:
- Test Batting 37th (565).
- Test Bowling 1st (909).
- Test All-rounders 1st (489).
- ODI Batting 34th (589).
- ODI Bowling 1st (920)
- ODI All-rounders best 1st (496).
Pollock comes from a family of mainly Scottish ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Andrew Pollock, who played for Orange Free State, was born in Edinburgh. He is married to Patricia "Trish" Lauderdale and has two daughters, Jemma and Georgia. Jemma was born in August 2003, and Georgia in July 2006. Lauderdale was a finalist in the Miss South Africa pageant in the early '90s and also worked for MTN, a South African telecom company. He is a teetotaller and a devout Christian. Pollock is a graduate of the University of Natal with a bachelor's degree in commerce.
Test 5 Wicket hauls
|1||5/32||5||England||Newlands Cricket Ground||Cape Town||South Africa||1996|
|4||6/50||18||Pakistan||Kingsmead Cricket Ground||Durban||South Africa||1998|
|5||5/53||25||England||Headingley Cricket Ground||Leeds||England||1998|
|6||5/54||26||West Indies||New Wanderers Stadium||Johannesburg||South Africa||1998|
|7||5/43||27||West Indies||St George's Park||Port Elizabeth||South Africa||1998|
|8||5/83||28||West Indies||Kingsmead Cricket Ground||Durban||South Africa||1998|
|9||5/33||33||New Zealand||Basin Reserve||Wellington||New Zealand||1999|
|10||5/39||34||Zimbabwe||Mangaung Oval||Bloemfontein||South Africa||1999|
|11||6/30||50||Sri Lanka||Newlands Cricket Ground||Cape Town||South Africa||2001|
|12||5/28||56||West Indies||Sabina Park||Kingston||Jamaica||2001|
|13||6/56||59||India||Mangaung Oval||Bloemfontein||South Africa||2001|
|14||5/40||60||India||St George's Park||Port Elizabeth||South Africa||2001|
Test 10 Wicket hauls
|1||10/147||59||India||Mangaung Oval||Bloemfontein||South Africa||2001|
ODI 5 Wicket hauls
|1||6/35||59||India||Buffalo Park||East London||South Africa||1999|
|2||5/36||79||Australia||Edgbaston Cricket Ground||Birmingham||England||1999|
|3||5/20||90||England||New Wanderers Stadium||Johannesburg||South Africa||2000|
|4||5/37||138||India||SuperSport Park||Centurion||South Africa||2001|
|5||5/23||274||Pakistan||New Wanderers Stadium||Johannesburg||South Africa||2007|
|Shaun Pollock's Test centuries|
|1||111||51||Sri Lanka||Centurion, South Africa||SuperSport Park||20 January 2001||Won|
|2||106*||54||West Indies||Bridgetown, Barbados||Kensington Oval||29 March 2001||Drawn|
One Day International centuries
|Shaun Pollock's One Day International centuries|
|1||130||285||ACC Asia XI||Bangalore, India||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||6 June 2007||Lost|
One Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||England||Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town||9 January 1996||66* (66 balls: 6x4) ; 9.5-0-34-4, 1 Ct.||South Africa won by 6 runs.|
|2||England||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||13 January 1996||10-2-31-3 ; 18* (29 balls: 1x4)||South Africa won by 3 wickets.|
|3||Australia||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban||5 April 1997||10-1-33-4 ; 41* (37 balls: 1x4, 1x6)||Australia won by 15 runs.|
|4||Pakistan||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore||2 November 1997||15 (21 balls: 1x4) ; 10-2-49-4||South Africa won by 9 runs.|
|5||New Zealand||Kallang Ground, Kallang||25 August 2000||9-1-24-3 ; DNB||South Africa won by 8 wickets.|
|6||Kenya||Willowmoore Park, Benoni||7 October 2001||10-1-19-2, 1 ct. ; DNB||South Africa won by 7 wickets.|
|7||India||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban||26 October 2001||9-1-19-2, 2 Ct. ; 0* (4 balls)||South Africa won by 6 wickets.|
|8||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||13 January 2002||9-1-25-3, 1 Ct. ; 5* (4 balls: 1x4)||South Africa won by 4 wickets.|
|9||Bangladesh||De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley||9 October 2002||9-3-24-4, 1 Ct. ; DNB||South Africa won by 7 wickets.|
|10||Sri Lanka||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg||27 November 2002||8.4-2-18-4 ; DNB||South Africa won by 6 wickets.|
|11||Sri Lanka||Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein||6 December 2002||10-4-23-2, 1 ct. ; DNB||South Africa won by 6 wickets.|
|12||Pakistan||Buffalo Park, East London||13 December 2002||32* (48 balls: 2x4) ; 8-3-23-3||South Africa won by 62 runs.|
|13||Bangladesh||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||17 April 2003||38* (20 balls: 2x4, 2x6) ; 7-2-17-3||South Africa won by 93 runs.|
|14||Australia||Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane||15 January 2006||10-2-30-3 ; DNB||South Africa won by 5 wickets.|
|15||Sri Lanka||Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad||24 October 2006||21* (17 balls: 1x6) 10-0-21-2, 1 ct.||South Africa won by 78 runs.|
|16||India||SuperSport Park, Centurion||3 December 2006||10-4-17-2, 1 Ct. ; DNB||South Africa won by 9 wickets.|
- Pollock announces his retirement BBC News retrieved 11 January 2008
- LG ICC Best-Ever Test Bowling Ratings
- "Records – One-Day Internationals – Most runs in an innings (by batting position)". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- Pollock dropped by South Africa BBC News retrieved 29 September 2007
- "Steyn ties Pollock atop all-time SA wicket-taker list". Sport24. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
- "Records – One-Day Internationals – Most wickets in career". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
- Smith salutes legendary Pollock BBC News retrieved 12 January 2007
- Pollock is SA's player of the year (2007)[permanent dead link]
- "Records / South Africa / One-Day Internationals / Best economy rates". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
- "Most test centuries at each batting positions". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
- "HowSTAT! ODI Cricket - Most Innings before First Century". www.howstat.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
- "Statistics / Statsguru / Test matches / Batting records". www.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
- "Stranded on 99, and stranded on four". www.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
- "Most wickets taken by a bowler in ODI matches played at home soil". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
- "Players and Officials – Andrew Pollock". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- "Pollock in doubt for Sri Lanka". News24.com. 8 June 2006. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
- "Cricinfo Quote Unquote – Gibbs reveals the failure to get teetotaler Pollock to break the habit". Cricinfo.com. 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- Personal Information on Shaun Pollock
- "1995-1996 South Africa v England - 1st Match - Cape Town".
- "1995-1996 South Africa v England - 3rd Match - Johannesburg".
- "1996-1997 South Africa v Australia - 4th Match - Durban".
- "1997-1998 Wills Quadrangular Tournament - 2nd Match - Pakistan v South Africa - Lahore".
- "2000-2001 Godrej Singapore Challenge - 3rd Match - New Zealand v South Africa - Singapore".
- "2001-2002 Standard Bank Triangular Tournament - 2nd Match - South Africa v Kenya - Benoni".
- "2001-2002 Standard Bank Triangular Tournament - Final - South Africa v India - Durban".
- "2001-2002 VB Series - 2nd Match - Australia v South Africa - Melbourne".
- "2002-2003 South Africa v Bangladesh - 3rd Match - Kimberley".
- "2002-2003 South Africa v Sri Lanka - 1st Match - Johannesburg".
- "2002-2003 South Africa v Sri Lanka - 5th Match - Bloemfontein".
- "2002-2003 South Africa v Pakistan - 3rd Match - East London".
- "2002-2003 TVS Cup - 5th Match - Bangladesh v South Africa - Dhaka (Dacca)".
- "2005-2006 VB Series - 2nd Match - Australia v South Africa - Brisbane".
- "2006-2007 ICC Champions Trophy - 7th Match - South Africa v Sri Lanka - Ahmedabad".
- "2006-2007 South Africa v India - 5th Match - Centurion".
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