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2 World Records of Shaun Pollock that might be broken in the future

Shaun Pollock was a fine cricketer for South Africa. He took a lot of wickets across formats and did well at various phases of an innings. Apart from his bowling skills, Pollock was also a useful batter down the order. In fact, in many games, he played at No.7, which is usually the slot for a genuine all-rounder. He also had a role as the skipper of South Africa, although that did not end well. Here, we take a look at the list of two world records of Shaun Pollock that might be broken in the future.

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1) Most Test centuries while batting at No.9 or below – 2 centuries

As mentioned earlier, Pollock was a useful batter down the order. While he scored 3781 runs in Tests, he made 3519 runs in ODIs. In Tests, he hit two centuries while he hit a hundred in ODIs.

Interestingly, his two centuries in Tests came while batting at No.9. In the current era, it is expected that a No.9 in Test XI also has decent batting skills. Hence, going forward, we can expect this record to be broken. Among the active cricketers, Jason Holder already has a century batting at No.9.

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2) Most ODI wickets on home soil – 193 wickets

Taking the most ODI wickets on home soil is one of the world records of Shaun Pollock that might be broken in the future. Pollock was magnificent whenever his team played in South Africa. At the moment, he is the highest wicket-taker at home for any player in the ODI format

However, Shakib Al Hasan is close on his heels. The Bangladesh all-rounder currently has 179 wickets at home. With the ODI World Cup scheduled this year, he is all set to play a few more games in preparation. Hence, he could beat the record by Shaun Pollock within 2023, itself.

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