South African Bhajji

SA Team (for the Indian tour) - Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Kallis (vice-captain), Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Albie Morkel, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince.

The team has 3 spinners in Peterson (slow left arm orthodox), Ontong (off break) and Botha (off break). Peterson and Ontong toured India last year and returned home without doing much. The South Africans would be hoping that young Johan Botha would make an impression.

Courtesy cricinfo - If Botha gets the nod he will come up against Harbhajan Singh, the man he modelled his spin bowling on - even mastering a version of the doosra. "He was bowling at 125kmh and swinging the ball away," said Arthur (Mickey). "There are probably 50 guys in the country doing that. He's got the ability to do something different. He's been studying Harbhajan and he's become a very useful spinner who can bowl the doosra and bowl at the death in a one-day game."

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