Personal Information

Full NameJohan Botha
BornMay 2, 1982 Johannesburg, Transvaal
Age41 Years, 1 Months, 5 Days
National SideSouth Africa
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingOff break



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedSouth Africa, Ireland, Africa XI, South Australia, Border, Eastern Province, Northamptonshire, South Africa A, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, South Africa Under-19, Warriors, Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers, Kandurata Warriors, Trinbago Knight Riders, Pretoria Mavericks
Career Span

Johan Botha Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

5628325 v BAN009020.7534.8730
78501860946 v AUS0056319.0385.77360
World Cup
5415823 v IND005119.3398.3020
4020920134 v AUS0015918.27121.81170
3428840967* v DCH0139520.45113.92180
10729642 v RCB006319.20129.7350

Bowling Performance

10169.329573174/56 v WI2033.703.3859.82
75637.1132916724/19 v KEN3040.504.5753.09
World Cup
542117142/48 v WI0042.754.0763.00
391291823373/16 v IND3022.246.3720.91
34115.40800253/6 v MI1032.006.9127.76
1036020992/34 v SA0023.225.8024.00

Johan Botha 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 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.