South Africa Cricket Players
Allan DonaldAllan Anthony Donald, (born October 20, 1966, Bloemfontein) was one of South Africa's best ever cricketers, specifically one of their finest bowlers. He is also regarded as one of the finest genuinely fast bowlers ever seen in Test Cricket, capable of electric pace and bounce. His longevity was also admirable as well into his thrities was he producing 90mph+ deliveries, and remained in a short line with Glenn McGrath, Wasim Akram and others as the finest fast bowler in the world.
He made his Test debut on 18 April 1992 alongside fellow debutante Hansie Cronje, losing to the West Indies in Barbados by 52 runs, but taking 2-67 and 4-77 (including the prized scalp of Brian Lara for 64). His final Test started on 22 February 2002 against Australia at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. It was a disastrous result, South Africa losing to Australia by an innings and 360 runs, Donald taking only 1 wicket for 77 runs. Known as 'white lightning', he is remembered as a fearsome fast bowler, scowling and aggressive, with a famous horizontal white line of sunscreen across his cheeks and nose. He finished his career as South Africa's record wicket-taker with 330 Test wickets at an average of 22.25, and claimed 272 one-day international wickets at an average of 21.78. In the 1999 cricket World Cup he, with Lance Klusener, were the final batsmen in a historic semi-final against Australia, which ended in a tie, denying them the opportunity to play Pakistan in the final.
- Full name : Allan Anthony Donald
- Born : October 20, 1966, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State
- Batting style : Right-hand bat
- Bowling style : Right-arm fast
- Test debut : West Indies v South Africa at Bridgetown - Apr 18-23, 1992
- Last Test : South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Feb 22-24, 2002
- ODI debut : India v South Africa at Kolkata - Nov 10, 1991
- Last ODI : South Africa v Canada at East London - Feb 27, 2003