A quintessential limited-overs player, Johan Botha does several things well, adding value as a thrifty offspinner, a useful lower-order batsman and a fine fielder.
Botha’s best suit is his offspin bowling: he is accurate, he varies his pace and length intelligently, and isn’t afraid to bowl at any stage of an innings – attributes which made him a favourite in the limited-overs format. Between 2007 and 2011, Botha played 66 ODIs for South Africa and took 64 wickets at an economy rate of 4.53. In the 2011 World Cup, he had a fine economy rate of 4.07 in the five matches he played. Before that, in 2009, he also led South Africa to an ODI series win against Australia in Australia in 2009.
In 2012 Johan made the journey to bring his skills and experience to the South Australian Redbacks where he has called South Australia home for the past 3 years.
Botha currently plays for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, T&T Red Steel in the Carribean Premier League, as well as Glenelg Cricket Club.
|Full Name:||Johan Botha|
|Date of Birth:||02 May, 1982|
|Major Teams:||South Africa, Adelaide Strikers, Africa XI, Border,Delhi Daredevils, Eastern Province, Northamptonshire,Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Warriors|
|Nick Name:||Botes, Stone|
First class debut: 2000/01
Test debut: 02 January, 2006 v Australia
ODI debut: 16 November, 2005 v India
T20 debut: 13 April, 2004 v Western Province Boland
South Africa Player of the Year 2008