Cricket trio voted into Africa team

Piling the runs: Motlhanka did well with the bat
Piling the runs: Motlhanka did well with the bat

Botswana’s spirited run at the just-ended 2022 ACA Africa Cup has seen three players included in the team of the tournament.

Uganda emerged as the eventual winners after defeating Tanzania in a high-scoring final at the Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium in Benoni, South Africa last week Thursday. Botswana had its fair share of high performers after the captain, Karabo Motlhanka, spin bowler, Dhruv Maisuria and all-rounder, Thatayaone ‘Speedville’ Tshose were recognised for their efforts with a place in the best 11.

Motlhanka starred with the bat, scoring 126 runs in four matches as he led from the front. Maisuria was the undoubted star with the ball as he picked 11 wickets in four matches, including consecutive four-wicket hauls. He dragged Botswana across the line in a crucial group phase match against Ghana as the West Africans threatened to stage a late comeback.

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