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Team profile: Botswana

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 7:26 AM


Team profile: Botswana
Modise receiving the Man of the Match
Trophy after Botswana defeated Japan
in WCL Division 7, Botswana 2011
Karabo Modise or 'Chinny' as he is fondly known by his team mates, a nickname picked up during his rugby playing days as a youngster, is a product of the BCA's development program and caught the attention of the cricketing fraternity in Botswana for his powerful stroke play.

The heavy set left hander has been involved with the Botswana senior men's team for four years and aged 23, still has a lot to offer the nation. Besides being a clean striker of the ball, Modise can also bowl orthodox left arm spin and left arm pace and has also shown good cricketing acumen when called upon to captain.

Modise's talents even turned heads during Botswana's pre tournament tour to Sri Lanka in 2009 when he let loose on some premier grade club bowlers, justifying the fact that he could also hold his own when playing against a higher pedigree of cricketers.

Modise was the catalyst for a crucial and nail biting victory against Germany in a Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 7 fixture in May 2011 when he scored an imposing 65 which included seven fours and one six when Botswana were struggling at 28-3.

With T20 cricket being right down his avenue with his style of play, Modise will have an important role to fulfill in determining the fortunes of Botswana in the ICC Africa Division One.

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