Mumbai: - Duncan Fletcher was born on September 27, 1948 in Rhodesia and raised in a family that comprised six children. All his four brothers played sport. Elder brother Colin excelled in cricket, hockey, rugby and squash.
- He captained Zimbabwe to an upset win over Kim Hughes' Australia in a 1983 World Cup game at Trent Bridge. Fletcher scored an unbeaten 69 before claiming 4 for 42 to send Australia crashing.
- In 1993, he became South Africa's domestic team Western Province's coach and met with immediate success, helping the team win the first-class and limited-overs competitions.