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Scoring runs in South Africa is, perhaps, one of the toughest jobs as a batsman in Cricket. Even the best batsmen in the game tend to get exposed on the green-clad tracks of South Africa. The green-top wicket, especially in South Africa is no less than a graveyard for the batsmen.

The bounce and movement in the air helped the fast bowlers dominate on those surfaces. There aren’t a lot of batsmen outside of South Africa, who have had an outstanding record on the green-top surfaces of South Africa. This is one of the biggest reasons why South Africa is known for producing world-class fast bowlers.

Over the last two decades, South Africa have produced some of the finest fast bowlers of all time. They have troubled the batsmen with their pace, bounce, and movement in the air and off the surface. To shed light on them, let’s take a look at 7 South African bowlers who have picked the most wickets for South Africa across formats.

Most Wickets for South Africa Across Formats 

  1. Shaun Pollock: 823 wickets 

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Shaun Pollock[photo: Twitter]
Former legendary South African cricketer, Shaun Pollock was regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders South Africa has ever produced. Pollock was known for his nagging accuracy. He would not allow the batsmen to get any room to play their shots. Besides, his ability to get the zip off the surfaces makes him one of the toughest bowlers to face, especially in South Africa.

Shaun Pollock had an outstanding cricket career across formats. He, currently, has the most number of wickets for a South African bowler across formats. He represented South Africa in 108 Tests, picking 421 wickets at an average of 23.11.

Besides, he played 303 one-day internationals and picked 393 wickets at an average of 24.50. Besides, he also played 12 T20 internationals and picked 15 wickets at an average of 20.6. Overall, Shaun Pollock has 823 wickets to his name across formats.

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