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Johan Botha Biography

Johan Botha is an off spin bowler and lower order batsman who plays cricket for The Chevrolet Warriors at provincial level, the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, the Adelaide Strikers in the Australian Big Bash League, the South Australian Redbacks in the Ryobi One Day Cup and Sheffield Shield and for South Africa at national level. Botha began his football profile as an ordinary medium pacer for the Eastern Cape Warriors. A successful tour of Sri Lanka with the South Africa A side - in which he took key wickets as well as scoring runs - saw Botha's name penciled in as a potential spinning all-rounder. He played in the first match at Hyderabad and produced a spell of 31 runs from six overs with the wicket of Irfan Pathan, bowled through the gate. He made his Test debut against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in January 2006 during the 2005–06 tour, and claimed batsman Mike Hussey as his first Test wicket. He made his comeback during the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup and returned to the South African one-day team during the tour of Pakistan in 2007–08. On 20 August 2010 Graeme Smith announced that he was to surrender the captaincy in T20 Internationals. Cricket South Africa subsequently handed over the captaincy to his deputy Botha. Botha also took the One-Day International captaincy after the 2011 Cricket World Cup when Smith gave up his ODI captaincy. The deciding factor was that Botha had led South Africa to a series win against Australia earlier in 2010. Botha's first match as permanent captain was on 7 October 2010 against Zimbabwe.

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All you need to know about South Africa's T20 captains
All you need to know about South Africa's T20 captains
Here is a list of all of South Africas T20 skippers and how they have fared.
SK Flashback: India eke out one run win against South Africa in Jaipur
SK Flashback: India eke out one run win against South Africa in Jaipur
India edged out South Africa by one run in a thriller at Jaipur on Feb 21, 2010.
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the final between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers
BBL 2016/17: Top 5 moments from the final between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers
Taking a look at the best moments from the final of the Big Bash League played between the Perth Scorchers and the Sydney Sixers.
It will be unbelievable to represent Australia says Johan Botha
It will be unbelievable to represent Australia says Johan Botha
Botha last played for South Africa in 2012
BBL 2016/17: 5 best moments from the Perth Scorchers-Sydney Sixers match
BBL 2016/17: 5 best moments from the Perth Scorchers-Sydney Sixers match
Andrew Tye's knuckle ball, Bell's moment of madness and other moments from the Sydney Sixers-Perth Scorchers clash.
Johan Botha keen to play for Australian cricket team
Johan Botha keen to play for Australian cricket team
Botha last played for South Africa four years back
Former South African T20 skipper Johan Botha is now an Australian citizen
Former South African T20 skipper Johan Botha is now an Australian citizen
Botha featured in 5 Tests, 78 ODIs and 40 T20Is where he has scored 893 runs and picked up 126 wickets for South Africa
David Warner: Is he as good as the numbers suggest?
David Warner: Is he as good as the numbers suggest?
Here's taking a look at David Warner's stats and seeing if he is really as good as his numbers suggest.
IPL 2016: 5 recently retired cricketers whom fans want to see playing in the IPL
IPL 2016: 5 recently retired cricketers whom fans want to see playing in the IPL
Cricketers who will be missed by fans
5 cricketers who have performed better in the T20 format
5 cricketers who have performed better in the T20 format
There have been a few international cricketers who played various formats of the game, but shone brightest in the shortest version.
2016 MCL, Match 2: All-round Johan Botha guides Leo Lions to 26-run win over Capricorn Commanders
2016 MCL, Match 2: All-round Johan Botha guides Leo Lions to 26-run win over Capricorn Commanders
Fidel Edwards picked up four wickets for the Leo Lions
MCL auction: 5 best bargain buys
MCL auction: 5 best bargain buys
MCL auction: 5 best bargain buys
5 spinners whose careers got affected due to suspect bowling action
5 spinners whose careers got affected due to suspect bowling action
Five quality spinners who have suffered from suspect bowling actions which affected their international careers
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers
Chris Gayle's runs, Dwayne Bravo's wickets and other Caribbean Premier League 2015 numbers
Gayle’s average was the highest in the tournament The third edition of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic T20 competition in West In ...
5 stand-in captains who have an excellent record
5 stand-in captains who have an excellent record
Captaincy is more than an art in Cricket. It involves mustering several elements like leadership, immense concentration and awareness, man-management, ...
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