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Full name Damian Basil D'Oliveira
Born October 19, 1960, Signal Hill, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Died June 29, 2014 (aged 53 years 253 days)
Major teams Worcestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
|First-class span||1982 - 1995|
|List A span||1982 - 1995|
A middle-order batsman, Damien D'Oliveira was a regular member of the Worcestershire side for a decade from 1983, passing 1000 runs in a season four times. In a side that dominated domestic cricket at the end of the 1980s, he was present as the county won two Championship titles, two Sunday league crowns and the Benson & Hedges Cup. His penultimate one-day appearance was as an opener in their 1994 NatWest Trophy final success. After retiring he maintained his links with Worcestershire, becoming director of the county academy.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.