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Full name Colin Peter Dettmer
Born September 26, 1958, Wynberg, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died January 12, 2010, Midstream, Centurion, Gauteng (aged 51 years 108 days)
Major teams Boland, Western Transvaal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|List A span||1991-1995|
Colin Dettmer opened the batting for Boland and Western Transvaal at the domestic level. He averaged just under 30 in the longer format and closer to 35 in the shorter version, making him a handy addition at the top of the order, even if his part-time offspin was largely underutilised. He managed to score solitary tons in both versions of the game. Dettmer passed away on January 12, 2010 in Pretoria, at the age of 51.
Cricinfo staff January 2010
When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.
From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat
The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader, given his ability to stay ahead of the game
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The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test