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Johan Botha

Johan Botha

Age 42South AfricaSOUTH AFRICA
Right Handed All Rounder

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 Royals 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 Daredevils 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.

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Johan Botha Statistics

Debut
South Africa vs India on Nov 16, 2005
Last
South Africa vs New Zealand on Mar 03, 2012
Debut
South Africa vs Australia on Jan 02, 2006
Last
South Africa vs Pakistan on Nov 20, 2010
Debut
South Africa vs Australia on Jan 09, 2006
Last
South Africa vs India on Oct 02, 2012
Debut
Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians on May 14, 2009
Last
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings on May 09, 2015

Johan Botha Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
786090019.0385.77
Highest Runs46
Balls Faced61
On DateFeb 03, 06
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Johan Botha Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
78637.17240.5053.094.57
Wickets Taken4
Runs19
On DateOct 31, 08
AgainstKenya

Johan Botha Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3606
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Johan Botha Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
5830020.7534.87
Highest Runs25
Balls Faced91
On DateFeb 22, 08
AgainstBangladeshBAN

Johan Botha Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
5169.31733.7059.823.38
Wickets Taken4
Runs56
On DateJun 26, 10
AgainstWest IndiesWI

Johan Botha Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
300
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Johan Botha Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
402010018.27121.81
Highest Runs34
Balls Faced28
On DateOct 16, 11
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Johan Botha Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
401293722.2420.916.37
Wickets Taken3
Runs16
On DateJun 16, 09
AgainstIndiaIND

Johan Botha Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1704
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Johan Botha Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
344091020.45113.92
Highest Runs67
Balls Faced47
On DateApr 09, 11
AgainstDeccan ChargersDCH

Johan Botha Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
34115.42532.0027.766.91
Wickets Taken3
Runs6
On DateApr 29, 11
AgainstMumbai IndiansMI

Johan Botha Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1802
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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