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Allan Donald
Personal information
Full name Allan Anthony Donald
Born 20 October 1966 (1966-10-20) (age 54)
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Nickname White Lightning
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 238) 18 April 1992 v West Indies
Last Test 24 February 2002 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 2) 10 November 1991 v India
Last ODI 27 February 2003 v Canada
ODI shirt no. 10
Domestic team information
Years Team
1985/86–2003/04 Orange Free State/Free State
1985/86–1986/87 Impalas
1987–2000 Warwickshire
2002 Worcestershire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 72 164 316 458
Runs scored 652 95 2,785 544
Batting average 10.68 4.31 12.05 7.88
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 37 13 55* 23*
Balls bowled 15,519 8,561 58,801 22,856
Wickets 330 272 1,216 684
Bowling average 22.25 21.78 22.76 21.84
5 wickets in innings 20 2 68 11
10 wickets in match 3 0 9 0
Best bowling 8/71 6/23 8/37 6/15
Catches/stumpings 18/– 28/– 115/– 74/–

Allan Anthony Donald (born 20 October 1966) is a former South African cricketer who is now a cricket coach. Often nicknamed 'White Lightning', he is considered as one of the South Africa national cricket team's most successful pace bowlers.

Donald was one of the top fast bowlers in Test cricket, reaching the top of the ICC Test rankings in 1998, peaking with a ranking of 895 points the next year. In One Day Internationals (ODIs), he reached 794 points in 1998, ranked second behind teammate Shaun Pollock. He shared the new ball with Pollock from the 1996/1997 tour of India until his retirement in 2002. Since retiring Donald has been a coach with a number of teams, including international sides. From 2018 to 2019 he was the Assistant Coach at Kent County Cricket Club in England.

In 2019, Donald was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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