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Full name Sidney Kiel
Born July 18, 1916, Vrede, Orange Free State
Died July 19, 2007, Sea Point, Cape Town (aged 91 years 1 days)
Major teams Western Province
|First-class span||1939/40 - 1946/47|
Dr Sid Kiel was a right-hand opener who scored a century in his second match for Western Province in December 1939 and he followed with a second hundred in the last game of the season. He was an outsider for the 1947 tour of England, finishing the previous domestic season with 87 and 54 against Transvaal in what turned out to be his final first-class appearance before concentrating on medicine. Kiel was also an international athlete, holding the South African record for the high hurdles. He was fifth in the final at the 1938 Empire Games in Sydney, but had declined to travel to Berlin for the 1936 Olympics in protest against Adolf Hitler's treatment of his fellow Jews.
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
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
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.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun