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Head named South Australia captain

Feb 3, 2015: Emerging batsman Travis Head will become South Australia's youngest captain of all time after being handed the position following the resignation of Johan Botha

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Sixers v Strikers, BBL 2014-15, Sydney

Botha blitz secures home semi-final for Strikers

Jan 14, 2015: The Adelaide Strikers sealed a home semi-final with their fifth win of the season, as they moved to the top of the table after beating the Sydney Sixers by 23 runs at the SCG

Freddie Wilde

South Australia v New South Wales, Adelaide, 2nd day

Cooper century drives SA into lead

Nov 9, 2014: Tom Cooper underpinned a healthy South Australia first innings while Phillip Hughes did not endure in his first innings since serving as Australia's reserve Test batsman in the UAE against Pakistan

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South Australia v New South Wales, Adelaide, 1st day

Botha five keeps New South Wales in check

Nov 8, 2014: A century stand for the second wicket between New South Wales' Nick Larkin and Scott Henry was cancelled out by a five-for from South Australia's Johan Botha in Adelaide, which kept the visitors to 227 for 9

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Australia news

Botha calls for more flexibility for spinners

Oct 1, 2014: Johan Botha, the former South African offspinner, has has suggested that the ICC increase the degree of permitted flex, possibly to around 20-25 degrees, following its crackdown on suspect bowling actions

ESPNcricinfo staff

We need sophisticated technology to deal with chucking

Aug 30, 2014: Slow-motion 3D replays must be captured in the match environment in order to provide an accurate picture of bowling actions

Darren Berry

Australia news

Botha handed one-match suspension

Mar 7, 2014: Johan Botha, the South Australia captain, has been handed one-match suspension for breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour in two separate incidents during the Sheffield Shield match against New South Wales

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South Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 3rd day

Cooper, Botha give South Australia edge

Mar 5, 2014: A four-wicket haul from Johan Botha, followed by fifties from Sam Raphael and Tom Cooper left South Australia firmly on top against New South Wales going into the last day at the Adelaide Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

Big Bash League news

Shakib joins Adelaide Strikers

Jan 3, 2014: Shakib Al Hasan has signed up with Adelaide Strikers as a replacement player for their injured captain Johan Botha, becoming the first Bangladeshi cricketer in the Big Bash League

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA v WA, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide, 1st day

North steers Warriors with hundred

Nov 13, 2013: Last time England were preparing for a Gabba Test, Marcus North was one of the incumbents in the Australia team, but this time around he has had to settle for being one of the most in-form domestic batsmen in the country

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Botha's bowling action cleared

Oct 23, 2013: Johan Botha, the former South Africa spinner who's now playing for South Australia, has had his bowling action cleared by Cricket Australia

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Australia news

Botha cited for suspect bowling action

Oct 7, 2013: Former South Africa spinner Johan Botha, who now plays for South Australia, has been cited for a doubtful bowling action and will undergo biomechanical analysis

ESPNcricinfo staff

From South Africa to the other SA

Nov 21, 2012: Johan Botha has no regrets about leaving his home country and is enjoying the chance to play more first-class cricket as captain of South Australia

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Botha spins South Africa some local advice

Nov 20, 2012: Graeme Smith often jokes that the South African team are so used to seeing countrymen in opposition camps all over the world that it would be more unusual if it was not the case. In Adelaide it is almost no different

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, first Test, Brisbane

'Dossier' a motivator - Smith

Nov 8, 2012: Graeme Smith says the leaked Australian game plan "dossier" and references in the media to their strategies for South Africa have served to motivate his own side

Firdose Moonda

Tasmania v South Australia, Ryobi Cup, Hobart

Hughes, Botha clinch bonus point for Redbacks

Oct 30, 2012: A sturdy century by Phillip Hughes and a striking all-round display from Johan Botha lifted South Australia to a bonus-point victory over Tasmania in Hobart

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South Australia v Tasmania, Ryobi Cup, Adelaide

Krejza delivers narrow win for Tigers

Oct 14, 2012: Tasmania outlasted South Australia in another tight limited overs encounter between the two sides at Adelaide Oval, the Tigers winning by three runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield, Adelaide

Doolan, Cosgrove punish Redbacks

Oct 9, 2012: Alex Doolan and the former Redback Mark Cosgrove peeled off centuries as Tasmania powered to 2 for 354 against South Australia on day one of the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC World Twenty20 2012

End of the line for Botha?

Sep 16, 2012: South Africa cricket may lose one of the thinkers if the World T20 ends up being Johan Botha's swansong

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 2nd NatWest T20I, Old Trafford

England seek parity and progress

Sep 9, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the second T20 international between England and South Africa at Old Trafford

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