Pollock dropped!

South Africa's leading wicket-taker, Shaun Pollock, has been dropped for the first time in his Test career - that has seen him play in 107 Test matches, claiming 416 wickets and scoring 3781 runs.

Some of the decisions of the South African cricket board makes you wonder, whether it is Robert Mugabe who is running the sport in RSA.

Pollock put together a brilliant spell in the Twenty20 game v India. Polly was under a lot of pressure, and I thought he was bowling at his best; the old fox has a lot of tricks up his sleeve.

Why should Pollock be punished for the Twenty20 failure? If at all anyone has to be dropped, it has to be their coach Mickey Arthur. South Africa failed to qualify ahead of New Zealand... largely because of the lack of planning in their batting department.

Pollock says:
"Coach Mickey Arthur told me on Thursday that they wanted to go into the first Test with a different side and I won't be part of it.

"Mickey still feels I have a right to play especially in South Africa where pitches are more conducive. Personally I don't think my job on the flat subcontinent pitches is over.
If Pollock wasn't needed as a frontline bowler in Pakistan, why did the selectors pick him for the tour?

South Africa should kick out Mickey Arthur (Listen, listen - Big hitting Loots Bosman has joined ICL!) and give the coaching job to their Fielding Coach, Jonty Rhodes.

The best South African batsman has turned his back on national duties and is playing for Yorkshire as a Kolpak player. His name is Jacques Rudolph. Rudolph has always looked a better captaincy material than Graeme Smith.

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