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Boeta Dippenaar

Hendrik Human Dippenaar was just a schoolboy when he scored a half-century against Mike Atherton's England tourists.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:07 IST
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 Date of Birth: 14 June 1977, Kimberley, Cape Province
 Test Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein in 1999/00
 ODI Debut: Against India at Nairobi in 1999/00
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break
 

Hendrik Human Dippenaar was just a schoolboy when he scored a half-century against Mike Atherton's England tourists on debut for Free State in 1995/96.

Since then "Boeta", which is Afrikaans for "little brother", has been a prolific opening batsman on the domestic scene.

But with the likes Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs available, he has struggled to fully make his mark in the national team, especially in Test cricket.

Despite this, his one-day international record is impressive.

With a batting average in excess of 40, this product of the United Cricket Board's development programme has racked up a dozen half-centuries in the shortened form of the game.

Dippenaar will be eyeing a good World Cup on home soil and hoping to eventually translate his one-day form into some big scores in the Test arena.

First Published: Jan 24, 2003 21:50 IST