Allan Donald Biography (Bangladesh Bowling Coach Age, Stats, Bowling Speed, Twitter, Height)

Allan Donald is a former South African cricketer who played as a fast bowler. He is considered one of the best fast bowlers in history. The White Lightning was very fast with the ball in hand during his playing days and has been proven as a quality trainer in the role of a bowling coach. Here GTV Live will provide you an insight look at Bangladesh Fast Bowling Coach Allan Donald Biography. Syed Abid Hussain Sami Biography, Age, Analysis (BD Cricketer cum Analyst).

Allan Donald Biography

Full Name Allan Anthony Donald
Date of Birth 20 October 1966
Place of Birth Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Age 57 Years
Nationality South African
Profession Cricketer, Cricket Coach
Role Fast Bowler
Nickname White Lightning
Religion Christian
Playing Status Retired

Who is the coach of Bangladesh cricket team fast bowling?

Allan Donald is the fast-bowling coach of the Bangladesh cricket team at the moment. The former Protea pace joined the Tigers side in March 2022. He has his contract until November 2023.

Allan Donald Bangladesh Coach

Well, until the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Allan Donald is the bowling coach of the Bangladesh team. He has been the best-ever Bowling Coach the country has got so far. Because the country never had a better set of pacers than the current lineup at any time in history. The pace bowling unit has often been the Achilles Heel for BD Tigers but Donald has completely changed things. However, his contract ends in November 2023 and BCB might not extend it further. Fans definitely want Donald to stay but as always BCB may once again make a huge mistake by letting him go.

Allan Donald Biography
Bangladesh Bowling Coach Allan Donald Biography, Age, Height, Stats, Twitter

Bangladesh Bowling Coach 2023

It’s not sure who will replace Donald for this role but we can certainly tell, Donald did a great job being in charge. He has brought out the best of the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, and Tanzim Hasan Sakib while giving an almost-lost Mustafiz another proper nursing. Tanzim Hasan Sakib Biography, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Height, Stats, Family.

How old is Alan Donald?

Mr. Donald was born on 20th October 1966. His birthplace is Bloemfontein, Orange Free State Province, South Africa. He completed his 57 in October 2023. At the moment, Allan is 57 years old.

Allan Donald Height in Feet

Donald is a big, tall man with a body height of 6 feet and 4 inches. In meters, he is 1.93m tall. No doubt, he has a perfect tallness for being a fearsome pacer.

Allan Donald Bowling Speed

You can assume Donaldo was very fast as a bowling gun right from his nickname. He is often called the White Lightning. Donald’s body color is the reason for the word White while his lightning-fast deliveries helped him gain the Lightning word in his nickname. Batters used to fear him very much during his days.

What was the fastest ball of Allan Donald?

Donald’s fastest-ever ball in career was recorded with a pace of 152.9 kph. In mph, it was a bit above 95 miles per hour. He delivered this ball against England on July 26th, 1998. It was the 4th test match of the series between South Africa vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

According to news reports, A West Australian newspaper cited the Historical speeds for Allan Donald as 155.4 kph in May 2000. However, the source couldn’t attach any further information.

Allan Donald Career

The former Protea pacer made his international debut on 10th November 1991 in an ODI against India. A few months later in the next year, he made his Test debut on 18th April 1992 against West Indies. He had his test career of 10 years which was finished with the game against Australia in February 2002. Meanwhile, his ODI career lasted for 12 years as the speed gun featured in his last-ever ODI on the 27th of February 2003 against Canada in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003.

He featured in domestic cricket for the most part of his career for Orange Free State or Free State. Donald played the county cricket as well for Warwickshire & Worcestershire.

National Team South Africa
Domestic Team Orange Free State/Free State, Impalas
County Team (Domestic) Warwickshire, Worcestershire
International Career 1991-2003
Test Debut 18th April 1992 v West Indies
ODI Debut 10th November 1991 v India
Last Test 24th February 2002 v Australia
Last ODI 27th February 2003 v Canada

Allan Donald Stats

Take a look at Donald’s Bowling Stats.

Format Test ODI
Number of Matches 72 Matches 164 Matches
Balls Delivered 15519 Balls Bowled 8564 Balls
Runs Conceded 7344 Runs Conceded 5926 Runs Conceded
Wickets 330 Wickets 272 Wickets
BBI 8/71 6/23
BBM 12/139 6/23
Average 22.25 Runs per Wicket Taken 21.78 Runs per Wicket Taken
Economy 2.83 Runs per Over 4.15 Runs per Over
Strike Rate 47.0 Balls per Wicket Taken 31.4 Balls per Wicket Taken
5W 20 Times 2 Times
10W 03 Times 0 Times

See Allan Donald Batting & Fielding Stats.

Format Test ODI
Number of Matches 72 Matches 164 Matches
Innings Batted 94 Innings 40 Innings
Runs Scored 652 Runs 95 Runs
Highest 37 13
Average 10.68 4.31
Strike Rate 35.12 34.05
100s 0 Hundreds 0 Hundreds
50s 0 Fifties 0 Fifties
6s 66 Fours 2 Fours
4s 0 Sixes 0 Sixes
Catches 18 Catches 28 Catches

Allan Donald Jersey Number

Donald used to wear Jersey Number 10 during his playing days for South Africa. Meanwhile, he wore South Africa’s 238th cap in the test matches. His ODI cap number was 2.

Allan Donald Twitter

Protea Great and Bangladesh Cricket Team Bowling Coach Allan Donald doesn’t have an official Twitter account.

Allan Donald Salary Bangladesh

The exact sum of Allan Donald’s salary is not known.  But it’s possibly around a million in Bangladeshi currency. Hathurusinghe’s salary as Bangladesh head coach is 36 Lac BD Taka,

What happened to Allan Donald?

Allan Donald serves as the Bowling Coach of the Bangladesh Cricket Team from 2022 to November 2023. However, his extended contract after the 2022 T20 World Cup, ends in November 2023. As BCB has no intention to extend his contract anymore, the Protea pace sensation will leave the Bangladesh camp after the ODI World Cup.

Which cricketer is known as White Lightning?

South African retired pace bowler Allan Anthony Donald is known as White Lightning. He used to deliver very fast deliveries and hence he has such a name. Donald took more than 600 international wickets during his 12-year career in the international arena. After reading this Allan Donald Biography, have a look at BD Umpire Sharfuddoula Ibne Shahid Saikat Biography, Age, Height, and Stats.

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