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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.

I took pedalo for drink with Ian Botham: Andrew Flintoff
I took pedalo for drink with Ian Botham: Andrew Flintoff

Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has revealed that his notorious encounter with a pedalo during the 2007 World Cup was a failed attempt to enjoy a nightcap with Ian Botham.

BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Geoffrey Boycott
BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Geoffrey Boycott

Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.

India vs England: Eoin Morgan grateful for `wondrous` IPL
India vs England: Eoin Morgan grateful for `wondrous` IPL

Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Wasim Akram
Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Wasim Akram

Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England`s struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped.

BCCI slams Ian Botham for hitting out at IPL
BCCI slams Ian Botham for hitting out at IPL

The Cricket Board on Friday rubbished former England great Ian Botham's criticism of the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, saying he had no locus standi, and advised him to first get his facts right before commenting on the Twenty20 League.

Cricket legend Ian Botham calls for end to IPL
Cricket legend Ian Botham calls for end to IPL

 England great Ian Botham said Wednesday the Indian Premier League was "too powerful" for cricket`s long-term good as he called for the lucrative Twenty20 domestic tournament to be scrapped.

Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment
Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment

Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".

Ian Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy
Ian Botham rules out England's chances of winning WC with current strategy

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham feels that the team's one day plans need to be torn up and started again, because if they follow their current strategy in the World Cup they would be laughed out of Australia, again.

England ponder options after Ian Botham blast
England ponder options after Ian Botham blast

England will have criticism from all-round great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Ian Botham embarrassed by nude pic appearing on Twitter page

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham was reportedly left embarrassed on Monday when a photograph of a naked man appeared on his Twitter page.

James Anderson on a par with world No.1 Dale Steyn: Alastair Cook

England fast bowler James Anderson ranks alongside South Africa`s world No. 1 Dale Steyn and possesses more skill, his captain Alastair Cook said on the eve of the fifth test against India.

Ian Botham says England winning because senior squad finally firing

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham has said that now that Ian Bell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook are firing, their side is winning.