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Allan Donald      

Full name Allan Anthony Donald

Born October 20, 1966, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Current age 47 years 317 days

Major teams South Africa, Free State, Orange Free State, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Allan Anthony Donald
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 72 94 33 652 37 10.68 1856 35.12 0 0 66 0 18 0
ODIs 164 40 18 95 13 4.31 279 34.05 0 0 2 0 28 0
First-class 316 370 139 2785 55* 12.05 0 1 115 0
List A 458 142 73 544 23* 7.88 0 0 74 0
Twenty20 2 1 0 2 2 2.00 7 28.57 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 72 129 15519 7344 330 8/71 12/139 22.25 2.83 47.0 11 20 3
ODIs 164 162 8561 5926 272 6/23 6/23 21.78 4.15 31.4 11 2 0
First-class 316 58801 27680 1216 8/37 22.76 2.82 48.3 68 9
List A 458 22856 14941 684 6/15 6/15 21.84 3.92 33.4 27 11 0
Twenty20 2 2 42 53 2 2/22 2/22 26.50 7.57 21.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown, Apr 18-23, 1992 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 22-24, 2002 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Canada at East London, Feb 27, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1985/86
Last First-class North West v Free State at Potchefstroom, Mar 11-14, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1985/86
Last List A Northerns v Free State at Centurion, Feb 13, 2004 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Dolphins v Eagles at Durban, Apr 11, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Eagles v Titans at Bloemfontein, Apr 13, 2004 scorecard
Profile

If the credit for South Africa's success in the modern era could be given to one player, that cricketer would be Allan Donald. A classical action and top-drawer pace would have won him a place in any side in his prime, and for much of his career he was the only world-class performer in the South African team, spearing the ball in, shaping it away and always making things happen. His strike rate was below 50 in Tests and close to 30 in one-day internationals. Inevitably, he was over-bowled and the injuries began to accumulate in the twilight of his career. He quit Test cricket after breaking down in the crushing defeat by Australia at Johannesburg in 2001-02, retired from ODIs a year later, after South Africa's exit from the 2003 World Cup, and from all cricket a year later as his physical deterioration accelerated. Of Afrikaans stock, Donald speaks English with a slight Birmingham accent - at least, to South African ears - picked up during his lengthy spell as Warwickshire's overseas professional, a role he filled with distinction. No living South African player, past or present, commands as much respect from the public and his peers as Donald, the first bowler from his country to take 300 Test wickets. He transferred his huge knowledge of quick bowling to the commentary box and coaching and took up the role of bowling coach with England in 2007. However, when it was offered full time he turned it down, wanting to spend more time with his family, and instead took up a role with Warwickshire where he had enjoyed years of success as an overseas player in 1990s.
Neil Manthorp

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Jul 5, 2014

Allan Donald converses with Morne Morkel during a training session, Colombo, July 5, 2014

Allan Donald converses with Morne Morkel during a training session

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Feb 18, 2014

Allan Donald passes on some tips to Wayne Parnell, Port Elizabeth, February 18, 2014

Allan Donald passes on some tips to Wayne Parnell

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Apr 11, 2013

Allan Donald, the Pune Warriors coach, leads a fielding drill for his side, Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Pune, April 11, 2013

Allan Donald, the Pune Warriors coach, leads a fielding drill for his side

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