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Johan Botha

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
South Africa, Ireland, Africa XI, South Australia, Border, Eastern Province, Northamptonshire, South Africa A, Delhi, Rajasthan, South Africa Under-19, Warriors, Adelaide Strikers, Kandurata Warriors
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
52
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
May 02, 1982, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Profile

Despite being plagued with suspect bowling actions throughout his International tenure, selectors persisted with off-spinner Johan Botha in their hunt to find a specialist spinner within the South African ranks.

Ever since his ODI debut against India in 2005 replacing Nicky Boje, Botha has primarily been a limited overs specialist. His middle-over spells to contain the opposition has seen him deployed for defensive than wicket-taking purposes. Like Boje, Botha also has proven himself as a handy batsman, evidenced in the 46 he notched against Australia in 2006 in a lost cause.

Keeping his place in the side since, his ability to don the thinking cap led to a few outings as stand-in captain for an injured Graeme Smith against Australia in 2009. He was then handed over the T20 captaincy after Smith’s resignation. In the 2010 tour to the Caribbean, Botha showed glimpses of his all-round ability in the second T20 when he scored 23 to salvage a late run-spree with David Miller and took 3 West Indian wickets to cap a win. Botha has been an integral part of the Rajasthan since 2009 in the IPL, and has contributed extensively towards his team’s success. His ability as a pinch-hitter is an added advantage. He was picked by the Delhi in 2013 for the sixth season.

In spite of little dominant displays on show, like many late bloomers, Botha has shown enough talent and thought through to fend competition and potential towards rewarding prior patience.


Fast Facts

  • Johan Botha captained South Africa in the absence of Graeme Smith to a 4-1 ODI series win in Australia in 2009.
  • His match figures of 7-102 earned him his first 'Man of the Match' in only his third Test.
  • Botha was named South Africa Player of the Year in 2008.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 5 6 83 2 20.75 34.87 0 0 25
ODI 78 50 609 18 19.03 85.77 0 0 46
T20 40 20 201 9 18.27 121.81 0 0 34
IPL 30 25 378 8 22.23 109.88 0 1 67*
CLT20 10 7 96 2 19.2 129.73 0 0 42
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 5 10 1017 573 17 4/56 / 33.70 3.38 1 0 0 5
ODI 78 75 3823 2916 72 4/19 / 40.5 4.57 1 0 0 54
T20 40 39 774 823 37 3/16 / 22.24 6.37 0 0 0 16
IPL 30 30 634 719 24 3/6 / 29.95 6.80 0 0 0 13
CLT20 10 10 216 209 9 2/34 / 23.22 5.80 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 36 0 6
T20 17 0 4
IPL 14 0 2
CLT20 4 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 10 8 2 0 0 80
T20 11 8 3 0 0 72.73
CLT20 4 2 2 0 0 50

Career

Span:
Test:
2006-2010
 
ODI:
2005-2012
 
T20:
2006-2012
 
IPL:
2009-2013
 
CLT20:
2010-2011
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 02, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Nov 20, 2010
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs India at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Nov 16, 2005
Last played:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Mar 03, 2012
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs Australia at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 09, 2006
Last played:
South Africa Vs India at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo - Oct 02, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Rajasthan Vs Mumbai at Kingsmead, Durban - May 14, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Vs Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - May 14, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Warriors Vs Wayamba at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Warriors Vs Somerset at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Oct 05, 2011
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