Sri Lanka v South African, 2nd Test, Colombo August 2, 2006

Pollock returns to boost South Africa

Cricinfo staff

The return of Shaun Pollock will boost South Africa as they look to bounce back after defeat in the opening Test.

Pollock missed that match after deciding to remain at home for the birth of his second daughter.

"We should not be thinking too much about what happened," Pollock told reporters. "Instead we must draw a line under it and look ahead. From the reports we've heard, the pitch for the second Test is going to be even lower and slower than the first, but there's no point dwelling on the negatives.

"We just have to get on with it and prepare ourselves for a hard, patient fight going right down to the final session on day five."

Pollock is expected to replace Andre Nel who took 1 for 114.