Ian Botham

ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Stuart Broad tops Ian Botham as England rout West Indies

ENG vs WI, 1st Test: Stuart Broad tops Ian Botham as England rout West Indies

West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day`s play as England surged to a 1-0 lead in this three-Test series.

Aug 20, 2017, 08:42 AM IST
Former England captains criticise Kagiso Rabada ban

Former England captains criticise Kagiso Rabada ban

South Africa are already missing paceman Dale Steyn for the whole series with a shoulder injury and on Saturday fellow seamer Vernon Philander was taken to hospital for an x-ray after being hit on the hand during his innings of 52. The x-ray showed no bones were broken.

Jul 08, 2017, 23:35 PM IST
Ben Stokes is better than me, says Andrew Flintoff

Ben Stokes is better than me, says Andrew Flintoff

Talking to Sky Sports, Flintoff was quoted to be saying, “He looks like the heartbeat of the team, everything centres round what he’s doing.”

Jul 08, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
Indian Premier League made Ben Stokes a better cricketer: Ian Botham

Indian Premier League made Ben Stokes a better cricketer: Ian Botham

Botham believes that Stokes, who was awarded as the most valuable player of IPL 10, has matured as a cricketer after the time he spent in India.

May 28, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
IPL 2017: 'Box-office' Ben Stokes deserves every penny of Rs 14.5 crore, says Ian Botham

IPL 2017: 'Box-office' Ben Stokes deserves every penny of Rs 14.5 crore, says Ian Botham

Stokes set a record for an overseas player in the cash-rich Twenty20 competition when Rising Pune Supergiants shelled out for him at last week`s auction.

Feb 27, 2017, 23:36 PM IST
Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Alastair Cook can smash Sachin Tendulkar's test run-scoring record: Ian Botham

Botham feels that giving up captaincy would give Cook the freedom to smash Tendulkar`s all-time record of 15,921 runs before his playing career ends.

Feb 07, 2017, 13:18 PM IST
WATCH: How chiseled Cristiano Ronaldo beats even the statue itself in Mannequin Challenge

WATCH: How chiseled Cristiano Ronaldo beats even the statue itself in Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend, believed to be started by students from Edward H White High School in Jacksonville, Florida on October 26, 2016.

Nov 13, 2016, 22:41 PM IST
Ian Botham slams England for agreeing to host their first ever day/night Test

Ian Botham slams England for agreeing to host their first ever day/night Test

Edgbaston will host the first day/night Test ever staged in Britain when England face the West Indies in Birmingham.

Nov 01, 2016, 08:36 AM IST
It requires atleast 50 Tests to assess an all-rounder, says Kapil Dev

It requires atleast 50 Tests to assess an all-rounder, says Kapil Dev

Kapil refused to predict as to who will come up trumps during the upcoming India versus New Zealand series.

Sep 17, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
Alastair Cook can surpass Sachin Tendulkar's world batting record: England coach Trevor Bayliss

Alastair Cook can surpass Sachin Tendulkar's world batting record: England coach Trevor Bayliss

Legendary England cricketer Ian Botham also believes that Cook can break Tendulkar's record.

May 31, 2016, 20:10 PM IST
No loyalty to team, it's loyalty to money now: Steve Waugh

No loyalty to team, it's loyalty to money now: Steve Waugh

Waugh, however, feels India, Australia and England are closest to getting the equilibrium right.

Apr 18, 2016, 20:25 PM IST
James Anderson: England's leading wicket-taker collects his OBE

James Anderson: England's leading wicket-taker collects his OBE

He is England's leading wicket-taker in all forms of cricket and the tenth highest in the history of the international game, with 720 in all.

Feb 12, 2016, 17:56 PM IST
South Africa vs England: Ian Botham tips Alastair Cook & Co to win Test series vs wounded Proteas

South Africa vs England: Ian Botham tips Alastair Cook & Co to win Test series vs wounded Proteas

Botham insisted that his side have a realistic chance of winning the series against South Africa this time.

Dec 11, 2015, 13:14 PM IST
Batsmen will sleep better after Johnson's retirement: Ian​ Botham

Batsmen will sleep better after Johnson's retirement: Ian​ Botham

David Lloyd said that Johnson was a champion and warrior.

Nov 18, 2015, 20:26 PM IST
Cricket fan built miniature stadium in memory of cricketer Phillip Hughes

Cricket fan built miniature stadium in memory of cricketer Phillip Hughes

A cricket fan in England has hand-built a miniature stadium in memory of late Australian Phillip Hughes.

Sep 06, 2015, 22:41 PM IST
The feeling of winning the Ashes hasn't sunk in: Ben Stokes

The feeling of winning the Ashes hasn't sunk in: Ben Stokes

England's new Ashes hero Ben Stokes on Monday thanked the fans for their support and said that the feeling of winning the Ashes was yet to sink in.

Aug 11, 2015, 03:17 AM IST
Ashes 2015: Ben Stokes accepts all-round burden

Ashes 2015: Ben Stokes accepts all-round burden

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he understands why he`s been compared to Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff but stressed he is determined to make his own mark in international cricket.

Jul 15, 2015, 09:43 AM IST
Flat pitches will help Australia, says Ian​ Botham

Flat pitches will help Australia, says Ian​ Botham

 England cricket legend Ian Botham has warned that England will be "playing into Australia's hands" if flat pitches are prepared for the upcoming Ashes tournament starting July 8 in Cardiff.

Jul 05, 2015, 17:24 PM IST
Ben Stokes a better player than me, says Andrew​ Flintoff

Ben Stokes a better player than me, says Andrew​ Flintoff

Former captain Andrew Flintoff believes Ben Stokes can become one of England`s greats and rates the all-rounder as a more talented player than he was.

Jun 22, 2015, 17:55 PM IST
5th ODI, Chester-le-Street: England vs New Zealand - Preview

5th ODI, Chester-le-Street: England vs New Zealand - Preview

A rejuvenated England head into Saturday`s winner-takes-all fifth one-day international against New Zealand knowing that even a defeat would do little to spoil the buzz surrounding English limited-overs cricket.

Jun 19, 2015, 18:19 PM IST