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HD Ackerman

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Full Name: Hylton Deon Ackerman
Born: February 14 1973 , Cape Town
Other teams: Leicestershire, South Africa, Western Province, Gauteng
Test debut: South Africa v Pakistan, Durban, Feb 26-Mar 2 1998
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Ackerman is a talented top-order batsman, who honed his skills with Western Province in South Africa, developing an ability to make flying starts but with a penchant for giving away his wicket when just getting set. He was picked for the South Africa A tour to England following a good season at domestic level and in 1997-98 earned his first Test call-up against Pakistan. He played in two Tests against Pakistan and two against Sri Lanka in 1998 but was unable to make much of an impact and was dropped. At the end of the 2002-03 season he moved to Gauteng where he was appointed captain bef...

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