Ian Botham

  • Flintoff making 'massive mistake' in coming back to cricket: Ian Botham 31-05-2014 06:43 PM

    England great Ian Botham said Andrew Flintoff was making a "massive mistake" in coming back to play Twenty20 county cricket after five years out of the game. Flintoff, like Botham a pace bowling all-rounder and ex-England captain, was forced to retire through injury in 2009, his ankles and knees having...
  • Ian Botham to Deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture 30-05-2014 05:20 PM

    London: English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham will deliver the 14th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on September 3. The iconic allrounder turned commentator will become the fourth Englishman to give the address after Geoffrey Boycott in 2005, Christopher Martin-Jenkins in 2007 and Tony Greig in 2012....
  • When 642 was not enough

    Mumbles Road End |  Michael Jones
    Some of the most dramatic turnarounds in cricket history have been orchestrated by the greatest names in the game on its biggest stage, changing the...

  • Imran best allrounder of my era, says Hadlee 18-08-2013 03:36 PM

    Bangalore: Former New Zealand allrounder Sir Richard Hadlee has voted Pakistan's Imran Khan as the best allrounder of his era, calling him a complete package in the celebrated '80s quartet, which included himself, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham. "If I was asked to pick who was the better of the...
  • Ian Botham still disappointed at not winning 1992 World Cup 01-08-2013 04:41 PM

    Dubai: The 1992 World Cup final defeat to Pakistan still haunts Ian Botham but the former England all-rounder does not have any regrets as he gave his all to win the trophy. England had lost to Pakistan by 22 runs in the final after being bowled out for 227 while...
  • Anderson ready to shoulder Ashes burden 15-07-2013 08:40 AM

    Nottingham: James Anderson insisted he was prepared for more hard work in pursuit of Ashes glory after leading England to a nailbiting 14-run win over Australia in the first Test at Trent Bridge. Anderson bowled 13 unchanged overs in Sunday's morning session, taking three for 29 on his way to...
  • Ian Botham's Ashes and my world 11-07-2013 07:25 PM

    It is that time again - the quadrennial homecoming of the historic Ashes series to England. And, as always, the mind harks back to the English summer of 1981 when this writer fell in love with sport thanks to the battle for the Urn of that year. Growing up in...
  • Botham foresees 10-0 demolition of Aussies 08-07-2013 05:27 PM

    Despite the appointment of Darren Lehmann as Australia coach, former England allrounder Ian Botham feels that England will thrash their traditional rivals 10-0 in back-to-back Ashes encounters. "I haven't seen anything to remotely make me feel as though I need to change my initial prediction of a double 5-0," Botham...
  • Ian Botham backs England to whitewash Australia in the Ashes 10-06-2013 03:04 PM

    London: Ian Botham has warned Australia that England are so superior to their old rivals that it would be no surprise to see back-to-back whitewashes in the forthcoming Ashes double-header. England legend Botham believes his country's 48-run win over Australia in the Champions Trophy on Saturday is likely to be...
  • Yuvraj at ease in emotional comeback 11-09-2012 10:34 PM

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  • Botham backs England to bounce back 18-04-2012 10:06 AM

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  • Rushdie to become Sir Rushdie 16-06-2007 10:23 AM

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  • Dravid gets the pat from Ian Botham 02-09-2006 03:04 PM

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