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Full name Gary Arthur Bricknell
Born August 13, 1954, Cape Town, Cape Province
Died March 25, 1977, Keetmanshoop, South-West Africa (aged 22 years 224 days)
Major teams Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class span||1975/76 - 1976/77|
Gary Bricknell, the young Western Province left-arm spinner, was killed in a train crash at Keetmanshoop, South-West Africa, on March 25. Only 22, he had taken 58 first-class wickets at 21.38 in his brief career.
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
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
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.