Articles about Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham's career is something even the best of scriptwriters couldn't have written better. A man who wasn't just a cricket player in England but a personality transcending sports, a superstar, Botham inspired English cricket to new heights when he was at the peak of his prowess. He made his first-class debut in 1974 for Somerset. He wrote the first chapter of his legend when he nonchalantly spat his broken teeth out and kept batting after being hit on the mouth by a delivery from a hostile Andy Roberts while playing for Somerset. Botham made his ODI debut in 1976 and Test debut in 1977. In his debut Test innings, he took a fifer against Australia. This was the beginning of a player who tormented the Aussies. Botham's torture of the Aussies hit its peak in the 1981 Ashes. With his bat and ball, he created what was can only be described as mythical. Botham's form took a nosedive in the latter stages of his career. He was made the captain but did not win the 12 matches he led. Between 1986, he was the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.

England beat Australia in 2nd ODI: List of records broken

14 Sep 2020

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England beat Australia in 2nd ODI: List of records broken

England stunned Australia in the second ODI in Manchester to level the three-match series 1-1.

A look at James Anderson's milestone wickets in Test cricket

28 Aug 2020

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A look at James Anderson's milestone wickets in Test cricket

James Anderson recently became the first ever fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket.

Records broken by Ben Stokes in 2020 (Test cricket)

14 Aug 2020

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Records broken by Ben Stokes in 2020 (Test cricket)

Ever since his debut, Ben Stokes has been an indispensable asset for England across the formats.

Stuart Broad's memorable milestones in Test cricket

29 Jul 2020

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Stuart Broad's memorable milestones in Test cricket

All the years of gruelling drills finally paid off when Stuart Broad registered his 500th Test scalp in the third Test against West Indies.

ICC Test Rankings: Broad climbs to third spot among bowlers

29 Jul 2020

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ICC Test Rankings: Broad climbs to third spot among bowlers

England pace spearhead Stuart Broad has climbed to third spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for Bowlers.

Stuart Broad becomes second Englishman to pick 500 Test wickets

28 Jul 2020

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Stuart Broad becomes second Englishman to pick 500 Test wickets

Pace spearhead Stuart Broad became the second player from England to take 500 wickets in Test cricket.

England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

26 Jul 2020

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England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

Despite losing early wickets, England dominated the entire Day 2 of the ongoing series decider at the Old Trafford.

England and Windies to compete for Richards-Botham Trophy in future

24 Jul 2020

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England and Windies to compete for Richards-Botham Trophy in future

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the impending third Test will be the last time England and West Indies play for the Wisden Trophy.

England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

18 Jul 2020

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England vs West Indies, Day 2: List of key takeaways

England continued their assault on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against West Indies at the Old Trafford.

James Anderson vs Stuart Broad: Statistical comparison

14 Jul 2020

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James Anderson vs Stuart Broad: Statistical comparison

James Anderson and Stuart Broad have led the baton of England's bowling line-up for years.

West Indies beat England, first Test: List of records broken

12 Jul 2020

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West Indies beat England, first Test: List of records broken

The first Test at the Ageas Oval went down to the final session on Day 5 as West Indies handed England a four-wicket defeat.

England vs West Indies, Day 3: List of key takeaways

11 Jul 2020

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England vs West Indies, Day 3: List of key takeaways

West Indies gained a precious lead on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test against England at the Ageas Bowl.

ENG vs WI: Should Ben Stokes lead in Root's absence?

08 Jun 2020

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ENG vs WI: Should Ben Stokes lead in Root's absence?

England skipper Joe Root is likely to miss the first Test against West Indies as Root's wife is due to give birth to their second child in July.

Happy Birthday, Ben Stokes: A look at his amazing records

04 Jun 2020

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Happy Birthday, Ben Stokes: A look at his amazing records

Over decades in cricket, several crop of all-rounders went on to dominate the show and be a step above the rest.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Has Stuart Broad emerged out of Anderson's shadow?

01 Jun 2020

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#NewsBytesExplainer: Has Stuart Broad emerged out of Anderson's shadow?

England pace spearhead Stuart Broad has been faring well in Test cricket of late.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Is Stokes the greatest all-rounder in modern day cricket?

16 May 2020

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#NewsBytesExplainer: Is Stokes the greatest all-rounder in modern day cricket?

International cricket has seen several eras wherein the sumptuous crop of all-rounders made merry.

2nd Test, England beat South Africa: List of records broken

07 Jan 2020

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2nd Test, England beat South Africa: List of records broken

England overcame hosts South Africa in the second Test match held at Newlands in Cape Town.

Australia beat New Zealand: Records broken in the third Test

06 Jan 2020

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Australia beat New Zealand: Records broken in the third Test

Hosts Australia came up with another splendid performance to outplay rivals New Zealand in the third and final Test in Sydney.

Ben Stokes claims impressive Test record for England: Details here

05 Jan 2020

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Ben Stokes claims impressive Test record for England: Details here

England all-rounder Ben Stokes scripted a new record for England in their 142-year-old history in Test cricket.

Australia vs New Zealand: Records scripted by Nathan Lyon

05 Jan 2020

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Australia vs New Zealand: Records scripted by Nathan Lyon

The Australian cricket team gained a solid advantage over New Zealand in the ongoing third Test at the SCG.

James Anderson to join an elite list of Test cricketers

25 Dec 2019

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James Anderson to join an elite list of Test cricketers

South Africa and England are all set to battle it out in a four-match Test series, starting December 26 in Centurion.

Ranking the best all-rounders in the history of cricket

16 Oct 2019

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Ranking the best all-rounders in the history of cricket

Jacques Kallis is widely considered as the greatest all-rounder, the game has produced in both Tests and ODIs.

India vs SA, 2nd Test: Records that could be scripted

08 Oct 2019

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India vs SA, 2nd Test: Records that could be scripted

After sealing a 203-run victory in the first Test, India will be aiming to pocket the three-match series against South Africa when the two sides meet in Pune.

Remember these top fourth innings knock in Test cricket?

02 Sep 2019

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Remember these top fourth innings knock in Test cricket?

Test cricket is the most gruelling format, but what makes it exciting is the willingness to fight until the fourth innings.

Ben Stokes is now a world box-office attraction: Ian Botham

27 Aug 2019

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Ben Stokes is now a world box-office attraction: Ian Botham

England all-rounder Ben Stokes produced a heroic display in the recently-concluded third Ashes Test at Headingley.

3rd Test, England beat Australia: Here are the records broken

24 Aug 2019

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3rd Test, England beat Australia: Here are the records broken

England stunned Australia in the third Ashes 2019 Test match at Headingley in Leeds.

England vs Australia: The most memorable Ashes series of all-time

30 Jul 2019

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England vs Australia: The most memorable Ashes series of all-time

England and Australia gear up for a fascinating Ashes 2019 starting August 1.

England vs Australia: List of unbreakable records in Ashes

29 Jul 2019

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England vs Australia: List of unbreakable records in Ashes

The mega tournament between England and Australia, Ashes 2019 is all set to start from August 1 onwards at Edgbaston.

England vs India: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

29 Jun 2019

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England vs India: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

On Sunday, India will be out to continue their unbeaten run in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.

Australia beat England: Here are the records broken

25 Jun 2019

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Australia beat England: Here are the records broken

Defending champions Australia became the first team to book the semi-finals berth in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019.

England vs Australia: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

24 Jun 2019

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England vs Australia: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

Hosts England would take on title holders Australia in match number 32 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord's in London on Tuesday.

England vs Sri Lanka: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

20 Jun 2019

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England vs Sri Lanka: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head

In-form England, who have been breathtaking in the ICC World Cup 2019, take on Sri Lanka in match number 27 on Friday.

England vs West Indies: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

13 Jun 2019

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England vs West Indies: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

Hosts England face West Indies in match number 19 of the ICC World Cup 2019.

England vs Bangladesh: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

07 Jun 2019

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England vs Bangladesh: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

England will face resolute Bangladesh in match number 12 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday.

England vs Pakistan: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

02 Jun 2019

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England vs Pakistan: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing

Hosts England take on Pakistan in match number six of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Monday at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

England vs South Africa: A complete statistical analysis

29 May 2019

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England vs South Africa: A complete statistical analysis

Hosts and tournament favorites England gear up for their opening encounter against South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Oval on Thursday.

World Cup: Here are the stats you need to know

28 May 2019

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World Cup: Here are the stats you need to know

The ICC World Cup 2019 begins this Thursday, as the teams are all set to put in their best efforts to lay hands on the coveted title.

#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of England in the World Cup

27 Jan 2019

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#CricketInNumbers: Statistics, records of England in the World Cup

The ICC World Cup 2019 will start from May 30 onwards, in England and Wales.

#IndiaInAustralia: India beat Australia in first Test- Here're records broken

10 Dec 2018

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#IndiaInAustralia: India beat Australia in first Test- Here're records broken

The Indian cricket team beat hosts Australia in the first Test in Adelaide to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

#IndiaInEngland: Interesting Test records scripted at the Oval

06 Sep 2018

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#IndiaInEngland: Interesting Test records scripted at the Oval

England will host India at the Oval in London, when these two sides face each other in the fifth Test, starting Friday.