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Botha excited to meet the fans

11 December 2015

South African allrounder excited to get down to business with new club

Sixers International recruit Johan Botha has said he is looking forward to representing the club and meeting the fans at the Sixers Trial match at Drummoyne Oval this Sunday.

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The South African allrounder joins the Sixers this season after featuring for and captaining the Adelaide Strikers in the last three seasons of the Big Bash, and said after following the club’s progress through the winter he couldn’t wait to step out in Magenta this weekend.

“I have been following on Twitter what the Sixers have been doing in the off-season with all of the various cricket clinics and stuff, and it will be nice to be out there for the first time in Magenta to meet the Members and fans,” he said.

“Then following that we’ve got an internal squad game to see where everyone is at, and I think it will be a really nice day down at Drummoyne Oval so hopefully everyone out there can come down and meet us.”

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After touching down with his young family on Thursday in Sydney, Botha has wasted no time in getting to know his new teammates at training.

“It’s good to finally be here and see the boys in Magenta and to finally just get going,” he said.

“It was great to be out there again (at training). I’ve really missed competing with the guys and training with the professional team.

“All the guys have been great, finding out what’s been happening and how the family has been and what I’ve been doing for the last three and a half months.

“That what it is like with guys playing for so many teams these days, that people just want to welcome you and make you feel comfortable and get you into the team as quick as possible, and that has been great.”

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