Twice found himself at the centre of off the field disputes which delayed his senior international debut for more than a year.india Updated: Jun 24, 2003 21:32 IST
Twice found himself at the centre of off the field disputes which delayed his senior international debut for more than a year.
Was picked and then dropped from the Test side in Australia following the intervention of United Cricket Board officials, and then played against India on home soil in a Test which was declared unofficial after the tourists refused to allow match referee Mike Denness to officiate.
Rudolph finally made his bow earlier this year when Jacques Kallis opted to miss the tour to Bangladesh and seized it with both hands, scoring an unbeaten 222 in his first Test innings against what is admittedly the weakest attack in Test cricket.
His scoring in the one-day series was less remarkable, but he contributed his fair share of runs and a domestic average of almost 50 in the shorter form of the game suggests he has the range of shots required.
Spent last summer playing in England for Lancashire League side Lowerhouse and established a new club record with four of his six centuries coming in successive innings.