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Top 5 all-rounders of modern-day Test cricket

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Modified 29 Oct 2017, 17:40 IST

#2 Shaun Pollock

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Shaun Pollock persistently harassed the batsmen with his flawless line and length

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but if one goes through the stats of Shaun Pollock, they will find that his all-round feats are comparable to that of Jacques Kallis. A bowler of the classical variety and a coach's delight, he earned a great reputation for his flawless line and length that shackled the batsmen and forced them to take risks, often leading to their downfall.

Pollock was an extremely capable batsman and averaged 32 in Tests, which is more than just handy for a batsman in the lower order.

Pollock is one of a handful of players who achieved the double of 3000 runs and 300 wickets in Tests. Along with Allan Donald, the South African metronome formed one of the most lethal bowling partnerships in the modern era. Just like Glenn McGrath, the Aussie great, Pollock was highly disciplined and brutally effective.

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