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Full name Ivan D'Oliveira
Born March 19, 1941, Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Current age 74 years 8 days
Major teams Leicestershire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1967 - 1967|
The younger brother of Basil, Ivan D'Oliveira arrived in England in 1966 with a reputation as a hard-hitting batsman who had scored heavily in the segregated leagues in South Africa. Playing for Western Province in 1961-62 in the inter-provincial non-white tournament, he made 356 runs at 59.33 including 145 in 100 minutes against Griqualand West. He joined Kidderminster, his brother's club, and played once for Leicestershire against Cambridge University, making 0. He also played half-a-dozen 2nd XI matches for the county as a top-order batsman, making 270 runs at 30.
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
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