Cricket: POLLOCK THE GLORY LORD; Richard Jackson Identifies the Key Man in Warwickshire's Bid for Benson &Amp; Hedges Cup victory.(Sport)
Byline: Richard Jackson
SHAUN Pollock can leave his mark on English cricket at Lord's by blasting Warwickshire to a Benson and Hedges Cup victory over Essex tomorrow.
For all his international experience, this is the allrounder's first appearance in a domestic cup final.
But he has the matchwinning potential and ability under pressure and to make the Bears the last ever winners of the cup, in its 30th and final year.
'This will be my first Lord's final,' said the South African captain in what is likely to be his one and only season back at Edgbaston.
'So it's great for me personally as well as the rest of the team.'
While there have been some criticisms of his Championship form, nobody can doubt his potential in limited-overs cricket.
Captain Michael Powell is not the only person to regard Pollock as 'world class' and 'phenomenal'. He has been a match winner with the ball, and even when not taking wickets is mean enough to make chasing teams struggle desperately.
In an experienced squad, another important first timer is Ian Bell, whose form has been consistently high in this competition. …