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Last Updated:  Saturday, 8 March, 2003, 14:14 GMT
Allan Donald
Born: 20/10/66
Team: Free State
ODI debut: 10/11/91
Past World Cups: 1992, 1996, 1999

Right-arm fast bowler
Right-handed batsman

Arguably South Africa's finest ever bowler, Donald led the seam attack for over a decade following his country's re-admission to international cricket in 1991.

Nicknamed "White Lightning", he combined rhythm, balance and aggression perfectly to gain a fiercesome reputation.

His Test and one-day bowling figures, which both average just over 20, speak for themselves.

In one-day internationals he has grabbed 11 four-wicket hauls, one five-wicket haul and has best figures of six for 23 against Kenya in the 1996 World Cup.

Having joined the elite group of bowlers with 300 Test wickets in 2000/01 but beset by injuries, Donald retired from five-day cricket the following year.

He announced his retirement from the one-day international game after South Africa's exit from the World Cup after the group stage.

The 36-year-old took just one wicket in his final international tournament and was dropped by the hosts for their last game.





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