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Shaun Pollock is a South African cricketer, more specifically a fast-medium bowler. He is not in command of any real pace, however, his main weapons are his unwavering accuracy and his ability to make the ball swing both ways. He is also in command of a bouncer which rushes on to the batsman. He is also a very useful hard-hitting batsman who boasts more than acceptable (given that he is a #7 or #8 batsman) Test and ODI averages of 32.58 and 24.67 respectively (as of 18 Sep 2004). His fielding, both on the outfield and occassionally in the slip region, makes him all the more potent. When he was captain, no one in international cricket had more on his slate. He goes about his business quietly and perhaps surprisingly has not reached the cricketing status that Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath or even former South African bowler Allan Donald has, despite being his country's highest wicket taker in both ODI's and Tests.
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