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.

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.

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.

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.

Ian Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain
Ian Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes that newly appointed director of cricket Andrew Strauss should drop Alastair Cook as the team captain and replace him with Joe Root.

Joe Root should be England captain: Ian Botham
Joe Root should be England captain: Ian Botham

Former all-rounder Ian Botham says it is time to drop Alastair Cook as England captain and replace him with Joe Root adding that ex-Australia pacer Jason Gillespie would be the perfect candidate for the post of England coach.

West Indies drop Sulieman Benn for second Test against England
West Indies drop Sulieman Benn for second Test against England

The West Indies left out spinner Sulieman Benn from their 14-man squad announced Saturday for the second Test against England in Grenada.

Alastair Cook satisfied with effort as England fall short
Alastair Cook satisfied with effort as England fall short

England did everything possible to win the first test against West Indies which ended in a draw in Antigua on Friday, captain Alastair Cook said.

West Indies vs England, first Test: Jason Holder earns draw for hosts despite James Anderson record
West Indies vs England, first Test: Jason Holder earns draw for hosts despite James Anderson record

Jason Holder struck his maiden first-class century to lead West Indies to a draw in the first test in Antigua on Friday after James Anderson had become England`s leading test wicket-taker.

James Anderson breaks Ian Botham`s English wicket record
James Anderson breaks Ian Botham`s English wicket record

James Anderson became the leading wicket-taker in English Test cricket history, dismissing West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin after tea on the final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday.

1st Test, Day 5: James Anderson equals Ian Botham's record as Windies struggle
1st Test, Day 5: James Anderson equals Ian Botham's record as Windies struggle

James Anderson claimed a record-equalling wicket and England`s spinners kept their team on course for victory over the West Indies on the final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Ricky Ponting, Viv Richards, Ian Botham back New Zealand to win the Cup
ICC World Cup 2015: Ricky Ponting, Viv Richards, Ian Botham back New Zealand to win the Cup

Three cricketing greats -- Ricky Ponting, Ian Botham and Viv Richards -- have voiced their support for the New Zealand team who they believe can clinch this year’s World Cup trophy.

England`s one-day faults exposed at World Cup
England`s one-day faults exposed at World Cup

England great Ian Botham, after seeing New Zealand thrash Eoin Morgan`s men by eight wickets in their World Cup pool clash at Wellington, was clear.

Talisman Shakib Al Hasan raises bar for Bangladesh players
Talisman Shakib Al Hasan raises bar for Bangladesh players

A Bangladesh cricketer leading any individual world ranking is an achievement in itself but Shakib Al Hasan has raised the bar considerably by topping the all-rounder`s charts in all three formats.

Cricket legends swap bats for golf clubs
Cricket legends swap bats for golf clubs

 Some of the greatest cricketers in the history of the game will swap bats for golf clubs, and battle at the BMW New Zealand Open when they line up for Golf in QueenstownANZ Celebrity Challenge from March 12-15.

Not too late to drop Alastair Cook as ODI captain, says Nasser Hussain
Not too late to drop Alastair Cook as ODI captain, says Nasser Hussain

England's embattled skipper Alastair Cook received yet another sacking call. Joining this ever growing list of dissenters is former England captain Nasser Hussain.

Replace Alastair Cook to improve England's WC chances: Ian Botham
Replace Alastair Cook to improve England's WC chances: Ian Botham

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has stated that replacing under fire captain Alastair Cook would improve England's chances of performing better in the World Cup, although it won't automatically mean they would win it.

Alastair Cook should be dropped as England captain: Ian Botham
Alastair Cook should be dropped as England captain: Ian Botham

Alastair Cook should be dropped as England one-day captain after presiding over another "flat and tedious" display in an eight-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on Saturday, according to former all-rounder Ian Botham.

Youngster Sean Abbott receives support
Youngster Sean Abbott receives support

Support has been pouring in from all quarters for young fast bowler Sean Abbott, whose unfortunate bouncer resulted in Phillip Hughes sustaining a fatal injury that eventually led to his tragic death.

Shakib Al Hasan emulates Ian Botham, Imran Khan
Shakib Al Hasan emulates Ian Botham, Imran Khan

Bangladesh all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan became only the fourth player in the 137-year history of Test cricket to score a hundred and take 10 wickets in the same match. The 27-year-old achieved this unique feat on November 7, helping Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 162 runs in the second Test match.