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Allan Donald

Arguably South Africa's finest ever bowler, Donald has been leading the seam attack for over a decade.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:09 IST

 Date of Birth: 20 October 1966, Bloemfontein
 Test Debut: Against West Indies at Bridgetown in 1991/92
 ODI Debut: Against India at Calcutta in 1991/92
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Fast
 

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

Nicknamed "White Lightning", he has 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.

No doubt, the 36-year-old will be hoping to show he still has what it takes against the game's top batsmen at his fourth World Cup.

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