Matches (13)
WI v NZ (1)
Men's Hundred (1)
CWC League 2 (2)
ZIM v BDESH (1)
ENG v SA (1)
RL Cup (5)
IRE v AFG (1)
Women's Hundred (1)

Full Name

Allan Anthony Donald

Born

October 20, 1966, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State

Age

55y 294d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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 ODIs. Inevitably, he was overbowled and the injuries began to accumulate in the twilight of his career.

Donald quit Test cricket after breaking down in the crushing defeat by Australia in 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 - a legacy of 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 - notably with South Africa and New Zealand - after retirement.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test721291551973443308/7112/13922.252.8347.011203
ODI164162856159262726/236/2321.784.1531.41120
FC316588012768012168/3722.762.8248.3689
List A45822856149416846/156/1521.843.9233.427110
T2022425322/222/2226.507.5721.0000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test7294336523710.68185635.1200660180
ODI164401895134.3127934.050020280
FC316370139278555*12.05011150
List A4581427354423*7.8800740
T20210222.00728.57000000
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Allan Donald, Bangladesh's fast bowling coach, walks during a practice session
Bangladesh fast bowling coach Allan Donald monitors a practice session
Allan Donald was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in London
Allan Donald is now Kent's assistant coach
Graham Ford and Allan Donald oversee Sri Lanka's practice session
Allan Donald talks to the press after taking over as Sri Lanka's interim bowling coach for the Champions Trophy