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Brisbane Heat and Queensland appoint former South African captain Johan Botha as their new head coach | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Johan Botha, the former South African captain, has been named as the new head coach of Queensland and two-time Big Bash League champions Brisbane Heat for the upcoming three years, succeeding Wade Seccombe. The 42-year-old will be in charge of coaching both the BBL champions Brisbane Heat and Queensland in state cricket.According to cricket.com.au, Botha represented the Proteas 123 times between 2005 and 2012 before becoming an Australian citizen shortly after.He then proceeded to captain South Australia and Adelaide Strikers, as well as play for the Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes."Johan is a fiercely motivated and determined person and has consistently displayed those traits during his playing and coaching career," said Joe Dawes, Queensland's general manager of elite t...