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Botham backs England to clean sweep ODI series against Proteas  Feb 5, 10:22 am
Johannesburg, Feb.5 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has backed his country's players to win the ongoing five-match ODI series against South Africa by a margin of 5-0.
Record-breaker Stokes says difficult to repeat illustrious performance   Jan 4, 10:46 am
Johannesburg, Jan.4 (ANI): Ben Stokes, who recently become the fastest England player to reach double century in Test, has admitted that he will probably never be able to play in the same way as he did on the second day of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Botham hails `magnificent` Stokes for historic double ton  Jan 4, 10:17 am
Johannesburg, Jan.4 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has heaped praise on Ben Stokes, describing him as `magnificent, after he became the fastest player of his country to reach double century in the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Botham tips England to win Test series over wounded Proteas  Dec 10, 6:40 pm
Johannesburg, Dec.10 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes that his side have a great chance of defeating South Africa in the upcoming Test series, as the opposition have lost some of their key players in the recent times.
Botham, Vaughan pay tribute to 'late' Brian Close  Sep 15, 5:42 pm
Johannesburg, Sept.15 (ANI): Former England skippers Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan have expressed their condolences over the demise of Brian Close, who passed away on Monday at the age of 84 from lung cancer.
Botham, Vaughan pay tribute to `late` Brian Close  Sep 15, 11:59 am
Johannesburg, Sept.15 (ANI): Former England skippers Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan have expressed their condolences over the demise of Brian Close, who passed away on Monday at the age of 84 from lung cancer.
Injured Anderson likely to pull out from Ashes series  Jul 31, 12:56 pm
Johannesburg, July 31(ANI): England fast bowler James Anderson is likely to miss the fourth test against Australia and possibly the remainder of the Ashes series after suffering a side injury during the third Test being played at Edgbaston.
Ashes: Ian Botham urges pitch curators not to prepare 'flat' decks   Jul 6, 3:48 pm
Melbourne, July 6 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has urged the English pitch curators not to prepare 'flat' tracks as it would hamper the side's chances of reclaiming the Ashes.
Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain   May 13, 4:08 pm
London, May 13 (ANI): 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.
Strauss to take call on England coach, insists Colin Graves  May 12, 1:39 pm
Johannesburg, May 12(ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) new chairperson Colin Graves has insisted that the newly appointed England Cricket director Andrew Strauss will take a call on the next coach.
Anderson says 'hugely proud' of surpassing Ian Botham's wicket taking record in Tests for England  Apr 18, 11:14 am
London, Apr 18 (ANI): England paceman James Anderson has said that he is 'hugely proud' to surpass former all-rounder Sir Ian Botham's record as the nation's top wicket-taker in the long format of the game.
Holder's unbeaten ton denies England chance to beat Windies in first Test of three-match series  Apr 18, 11:14 am
Antigua, Apr 18 (ANI): England were denied a chance to take a 1-0 lead ahead of the second Test against the West Indies as Jason Holder's unbeaten ton on the final day anchored the hosts to a draw in the first Test of the three-match series on Friday.
Botham claims couldn't be 'happier' after James Anderson breaks his wicket taking record for England   Apr 18, 10:30 am
London, Apr 18 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has claimed that he couldn't be happier after fast bowler James Anderson broke the former Test skipper's record by becoming the nation's highest wicket taker in the long format of the game with his 384th dismissal in his 100th match.
Cricket legends tear into 'poorest ever' England performance post shock WC exit   Mar 10, 11:38 am
London, Mar 10 (ANI): In the wake of England's shock exit from the World Cup, cricketing legends have expressed their grief and disappointment, describing the Eoin Morgan-led team as 'pathetic', 'disappointing' and 'not good enough'.
Botham wants 'pig-headed' selectors to be flexible for 'lifting' England's WC campaign  Mar 5, 2:07 pm
London, Mar 05 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham has claimed that it is time for the selectors to take a different approach following three successive failures against the top teams in their World Cup campaign in order to give it a lift, insisting that he has been unimpressed with their team selection.
Ian Botham claims England's WC campaign is 'like a dog with three legs'   Feb 26, 12:40 pm
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Former England Test Cricket and captain Ian Botham has claimed that the team's World Cup campaign is nothing more than like a dog with three legs, insisting that they are not yet up and running at this tournament.
Ian Botham believes 'teamwork' key to England's WC success   Feb 5, 4:31 pm
London, Feb 05 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes that Eoin Morgan-led team would be required to put up collective effort to ensure the team makes history at the upcoming World Cup.
Ex-cricket greats Warne, Lara, Richards to exchange bats for golf clubs in NZ Open   Jan 17, 12:43 pm
Wellington, Jan 17 (ANI): Former cricketing greats Shane Warne, Brian Lara and Sir Vivian Richards are set to swap bats for golf clubs as they would reportedly feature in the New Zealand Open golf tournament this year alongside returning cricket stars Ricky Ponting and Sir Ian Botham.
Ian Botham says replacing 'under-fire' Cook will improve England's chances at WC   Dec 18, 12:28 pm
London, Dec 18 (ANI): 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.
Botham calls for Cook to be dropped as England's ODI captain   Nov 30, 1:50 pm
Johannesburg, Nov 30 (ANI): Former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes that Alastair Cook should be dropped as the team's ODI captain after presiding over another 'flat and tedious' display in an eight-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Ian Botham says Hughes' 'freak, tragic' death has 'rocked us all'  Nov 28, 11:26 am
London, Nov 28 (ANI): While offering his condolence on the death of Phil Hughes in "such a freak and tragic way," former England Test cricketer and captain, and current cricket commentator, Ian Botham, has said that the unexpected demise has "rocked us all."
Pietersen's England career definitely over, says Anderson  Oct 17, 2:17 pm
London, Oct 17 (ANI): Jimmy Anderson has reportedly said that Kevin Pietersen's England career is definitely over.
Botham reveals devastation of dealing with dementia-stricken father  Oct 14, 11:43 am
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Former England Test cricketer and captain Sir Ian Botham has revealed how he was so distressed at watching his dementia-stricken father that he could not bear to visit him and stopped visiting his dad before he passed away.
KP was 'treacherous' but it's time for England to move on and win the Ashes, says Botham  Oct 12, 1:20 pm
London, Oct 12 (ANI): Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham has said that ousted batsman Kevin Pietersen was treacherous but it really is time to move on from this mess surrounding the squad and win The Ashes again.
Botham embarrassed with childish, petty squabbling over KP's take on English cricket   Oct 9, 11:35 am
London, Oct 09 (ANI): Former England Test Cricket and captain Ian Botham has said that the childish, petty squabbling over Kevin Pietersen's autobiography going on at the top of English cricket right now is quite frankly kids stuff and he feels embarrassed about the way they are carrying on.
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