Rudolph owes Test revival to Yorkshire
JACQUES RUDOLPH has vowed to use his local knowledge to land a knockout blow on England in the second Test at Headingley.
The South African No.6 spent five seasons as a Yorkshire batsman before resuming a Test career which had already included a 2003 victory at this same venue.
“I had five very good years there and I’ve some fond memories of playing with some really good people,” said Rudolph.
Rudolph admits he owes much to Yorkshire for helping him make the most of his potential.
“At the time when I decided to come over here, I was at a bit of a tough place in my career and needed to rediscover my love for the game,” said the 31-year-old left-hander.
“I got thrown into international cricket at a really young age and didn’t really always know how to cope with it.
“In these surroundings, I learned about myself and became more mature as a batsman.”