Cricket

Botha hired as Islamabad fielding coach

2017-02-09 14:38
Johan Botha (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former Proteas all-rounder Johan Botha has been appointed as fielding coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket franchise, Islamabad United.

Botha, 34, is replacing former Victorian cricketer Darren Berry, who will be unavailable for the second season of the PSL due to family commitments.

"In Johan Botha, United have a former international captain and someone whom I've worked with for years," Berry told the Daily Pakistan website.

"I am sure that he will be the perfect replacement and will add to an outstanding coaching staff.

"I wish him and the rest of the Islamabad United guys every success in PSL 2."

Islamabad United will look to defend their title after defeating Quetta Gladiators in the PSL final last year.

Botha will join former Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram as part of the United coaching staff and consult the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Dwayne Smith, Sam Billings and Mohammad Irfan.

Botha played for the Proteas in five Test matches, 78 ODIs and 40 T20 Internationals from 2005-2012.

The South African received his Australian citizenship last year after moving four years ago, and currently captains the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.

The PSL began on Thursday, February 9 and runs until March 7 in the United Arab Emirates.

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