Ian Botham

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PGA European Tour
Piers Morgan and Dan Walker set for BMW PGA Pro-AmMunchetty and Di Dougherty Numerous sporting legends have already confirmed th
Piers Morgan and Dan Walker set for BMW PGA Pro-Am
PGA European Tour / Posted 2 days ago
Munchetty and Di Dougherty Numerous sporting legends have already confirmed their participation, including cricketers Sir Ian Botham, Allan Lamb and Brian Lara, and former footballers Paul Scholes, Robbie Savage and Ruud Gullit. Jamie Birkmyre,... Read more
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The Age
Let there be Leicester. And there wasto close out the World Twenty20 final. It's Larry Mize and his 50-metre chip to
Let there be Leicester. And there was
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
to close out the World Twenty20 final. It's Larry Mize and his 50-metre chip to beat Greg Norman in the 1987 Masters. It's Ian Botham going berserk at Headingley in 1981. It's last beating first in the AFL, knowing full well that if the match was... Read more
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Canberra Times
Let there be Leicester. And there wasto close out the World Twenty20 final. It's Larry Mize and his 50-metre chip to
Let there be Leicester. And there was
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
to close out the World Twenty20 final. It's Larry Mize and his 50-metre chip to beat Greg Norman in the 1987 Masters. It's Ian Botham going berserk at Headingley in 1981. It's last beating first in the AFL, knowing full well that if the match was... Read more
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express
Against all odds: Premier League champions Leicester were 5,000-1 outsidersAfrica in the 2015 Rugby World. They won 34-32. *England were 500-1 to win the
Against all odds: Premier League champions Leicester were 5,000-1 outsiders
express / Posted 2 days ago
Africa in the 2015 Rugby World. They won 34-32. *England were 500-1 to win the Ashes at Headingley in 1981. Inspired by Ian Botham, they did so by 18 runs. *Oracle Team USA claimed the 2013 America's Cup by coming back from 8-3 down, when they... Read more
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International Business Times
Happy Birthday David Beckham: Top 10 quotes about the footballer by iconic players and managers the team is faltering and the public is no longer on your side. It is those sit
Happy Birthday David Beckham: Top 10 quotes about the footballer by iconic players and managers
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
the team is faltering and the public is no longer on your side. It is those situations for which David Beckham is born – Ian Botham 4. What remains in your memory is his genuine commitment and dedication, his natural humility which he always... Read more
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The Telegraph
Stars have a higher price to pay in ignominy, says Mikebut those of others as well. That is fine if things go well, very hard work whe
Stars have a higher price to pay in ignominy, says Mike
The Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
but those of others as well. That is fine if things go well, very hard work when otherwise. Advice he gave to Sir Ian Botham on replacing him as the England captain midway in the 1981 Ashes... Botham had captained in 12 Tests in 1980 and... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Leicester: from unloved underdogs to everybody’s favourite puppy | Kevin Mitchellold Seabiscuit, a fleabag who lost his first 17 races and became the people’s c
Leicester: from unloved underdogs to everybody’s favourite puppy | Kevin Mitchell
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
old Seabiscuit, a fleabag who lost his first 17 races and became the people’s champion. England’s cricketers, inspired by Ian Botham with the bat and Bob Willis with the ball, got off the floor to beat the bookies and the Australians at Headingley... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
'The worst England tour ever'rebel tours, found themselves under pressure and thus found it hard to focus fu
'The worst England tour ever'
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 6 days ago
rebel tours, found themselves under pressure and thus found it hard to focus fully on the job. My great mate and ally, Ian Botham, was not at his best. Others lacked or lost confidence and, to be honest, so did I, in my captaincy. With a lot of... Read more
6d
Ipswich Star
Essex are getting the luck you need to have a very successful seasonAnthony McGrath, Ian Austin, Phil Newport to name but a few have all played for
Essex are getting the luck you need to have a very successful season
Ipswich Star / Posted 6 days ago
Anthony McGrath, Ian Austin, Phil Newport to name but a few have all played for England and ‘Napes’ has never. I know Ian Botham has always been an admirer. Graham got close to playing an international game in 2009 at the inaugural T20 World... Read more
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13d
Evening Standard
Batty tells us why the Curran brothers battle is only good for Surreyall-rounder who has played the game has one suit that is stronger than the othe
Batty tells us why the Curran brothers battle is only good for Surrey
Evening Standard / Posted 13 days ago
all-rounder who has played the game has one suit that is stronger than the other. One skill is the bread and butter. Sir Ian Botham was an outstanding Test batsman, with 14 hundreds and 22 fifties in his 102 appearances. But his bowling was... Read more
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ESPN Cricinfo
'Nobody in domestic cricket right now can replace Amla and de Villiers'Border, the Australian captain, was criticised for being too friendly with the
'Nobody in domestic cricket right now can replace Amla and de Villiers'
ESPN Cricinfo / Posted 14 days ago
Border, the Australian captain, was criticised for being too friendly with the opposition. Is this true? I was joking with Ian Botham about this the other day. During that series, Botham spent more time in our dressing room than in his own. Botham... Read more
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heraldscotland
Olympic hero Jamieson’s plight raises questions over which drugs should be used to protect the wholeheartedbefore every match, over-use of which impacted sufficiently on the health of hi
Olympic hero Jamieson’s plight raises questions over which drugs should be used to protect the wholehearted
heraldscotland / Posted 15 days ago
before every match, over-use of which impacted sufficiently on the health of his fellow brisk medium pacer Ian Botham to contribute to his decision to quit the sport. In making these observations if must be noted that no one has... Read more
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express
Sir Ian Botham fumes at how cricket has gone 'so PC it's ridiculous' over helmets SIR IAN BOTHAM has accused the cricketing authorities of being too "namby-pam
Sir Ian Botham fumes at how cricket has gone 'so PC it's ridiculous' over helmets
express / Posted 15 days ago
SIR IAN BOTHAM has accused the cricketing authorities of being too "namby-pamby" in the helmet controversy embroiling the English game. Sir Ian Botham said opting not... Read more
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heraldscotland
Brexit could lead to break up of EU, says Vote Leave sources, as Gove insists it would mean liberation for UKwould shrink by six per cent if Britain left the EU was based on a "sound" anal
Brexit could lead to break up of EU, says Vote Leave sources, as Gove insists it would mean liberation for UK
heraldscotland / Posted 16 days ago
would shrink by six per cent if Britain left the EU was based on a "sound" analytical process; *former cricketer Sir Ian Botham was ticked off by Welsh Nationalist MP Jonathan Edwards for his Anglo-centric language, declaring that "England is... Read more
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International Business Times
Sir Ian Botham hits out at Indian cricket, says there is more to the game than Twenty20 England cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has hit out at Indian cricket saying t
Sir Ian Botham hits out at Indian cricket, says there is more to the game than Twenty20
International Business Times / Posted 16 days ago
England cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has hit out at Indian cricket saying there is more to the game than Twenty20, while also criticising India for not paying more attention to Test cricket. India have not had a very good time in the long format... Read more
17d
express
Celebrities backing Brexit: Which famous faces support Britain QUITTING the EU? ENGLAND cricket legend Sir Ian Botham hit Brussels for six this weekend by co
Celebrities backing Brexit: Which famous faces support Britain QUITTING the EU?
express / Posted 17 days ago
ENGLAND cricket legend Sir Ian Botham hit Brussels for six this weekend by coming out in favour of Brexit. Sir Ian Botham, Duncan Bannatyne and Sir Michael Caine all... Read more
17d
Daily News
No loyalty to team, it’s loyalty to money now: Steve WaughI don’t blame the players but it’s tough on the fans,” Waugh said. His sentime
No loyalty to team, it’s loyalty to money now: Steve Waugh
Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
I don’t blame the players but it’s tough on the fans,” Waugh said. His sentiments were echoed by former England captain Ian Botham, who said Twenty20 should be kept at the “bottom of the shelf”. “Test cricket is number one because it ebbs and... Read more
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17d
dna
Shocking allegation: Steve Waugh says nowadays players choose 'money' over loyalty to nationwith the Indian media at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin. His sentim
Shocking allegation: Steve Waugh says nowadays players choose 'money' over loyalty to nation
dna / Posted 17 days ago
with the Indian media at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin. His sentiments were echoed by former England captain Ian Botham, who said Twenty20 should be kept at the "bottom of the shelf". "Test cricket is number one because it ebbs and... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
No loyalty towards the team, it’s loyalty to money now: Steve WaughI don’t blame the players but it’s tough on the fans,” Waugh said. His sentime
No loyalty towards the team, it’s loyalty to money now: Steve Waugh
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 17 days ago
I don’t blame the players but it’s tough on the fans,” Waugh said. His sentiments were echoed by former England captain Ian Botham, who said Twenty20 should be kept at the “bottom of the shelf”. “Test cricket is number one because it ebbs and... Read more
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17d
Decclan Chronicle
Steve Waugh, Botham slam Twenty20 leaguesI don't blame the players but it's tough on the fans," Waugh said. His sentime
Steve Waugh, Botham slam Twenty20 leagues
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
I don't blame the players but it's tough on the fans," Waugh said. His sentiments were echoed by former England captain Ian Botham, who said Twenty20 should be kept at the "bottom of the shelf". "Test cricket is number one because it ebbs and... Read more
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17d
International Business Times
Celebrities backing Brexit: EU Referendum stances of Sol Campbell, Karren Brady, Katie Hopkins and more who said refugees are welcome, if you said 'let them in'. You are responsible f
Celebrities backing Brexit: EU Referendum stances of Sol Campbell, Karren Brady, Katie Hopkins and more
International Business Times / Posted 17 days ago
who said refugees are welcome, if you said 'let them in'. You are responsible for Brussels. And you still can't see."Sir Ian BothamSir Ian Botham celebrates the end of his South African walk with Kumala Wines at Hout Bay in Cape TownGetty... Read more
17d
Evening Standard
Beefy, Brexit and the ins and outs of stars taking sidesseriously believe the country contains a single person of sound mind who will c
Beefy, Brexit and the ins and outs of stars taking sides
Evening Standard / Posted 17 days ago
seriously believe the country contains a single person of sound mind who will change their vote as a result of hearing what Ian Botham thinks. So what on earth is going on? Boris calls Obama ‘hypocritical’ for backing Stay vote My theory is this.... Read more
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express
BRUSSELS WARNING: Britons 'face TIDAL WAVE of new EU laws' if we don't vote to leavewarning as he hits the campaign trail with Ukip leader Nigel Farage in Stoke-on
BRUSSELS WARNING: Britons 'face TIDAL WAVE of new EU laws' if we don't vote to leave
express / Posted 18 days ago
warning as he hits the campaign trail with Ukip leader Nigel Farage in Stoke-on-Trent.Related articles Cricket hero Sir Ian Botham URGES Britons to quit 'corrupt' EU Arsene Wenger claims Britain leaving EU could harm football Mr Grayling will... Read more
18d
Daily Star
We’ll bat for Brexit: cricket legend Botham picks his EU sideBATTING FOR BREXIT: Sir Ian Botham is the latest famous person to back Brexit p
We’ll bat for Brexit: cricket legend Botham picks his EU side
Daily Star / Posted 18 days ago
BATTING FOR BREXIT: Sir Ian Botham is the latest famous person to back Brexit publicly The Mayor of London has become the main figurehead for leaving the EU and is credited with massively boosting backing for a Brexit vote. He is expected to start... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Botham bats for Brexit; London mayor says Obama ‘hypocritical’The pro-EU camp may well say ‘It’s not cricket’, but the Brexit camp got a boos
Botham bats for Brexit; London mayor says Obama ‘hypocritical’
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 18 days ago
The pro-EU camp may well say ‘It’s not cricket’, but the Brexit camp got a boost when cricket legend Ian Botham came out to bat in favour of Britain leaving the European Union in the June 23 referendum, days before US President Barack Obama is due to... Read more
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express
Rubbish! UKIP blasts Arsenal boss Wenger after he claims Brexit will hurt Premier Leaguego that way? If they did, that would leave the Premier League with some questio
Rubbish! UKIP blasts Arsenal boss Wenger after he claims Brexit will hurt Premier League
express / Posted 18 days ago
go that way? If they did, that would leave the Premier League with some questions."Related articles Cricket hero Sir Ian Botham URGES Britons to quit 'corrupt' EU Arsene Wenger claims Britain leaving EU could harm football Leaving the EU... Read more
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International Business Times
EU referendum: Cricketer Sir Ian Botham declares support for Brexit campaign Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has declared his support for Brexit, saying th
EU referendum: Cricketer Sir Ian Botham declares support for Brexit campaign
International Business Times / Posted 18 days ago
Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham has declared his support for Brexit, saying the UK should be free to do business with traditional friends from across the Commonwealth and claiming that the country was losing control over making its own laws and who... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Sir Beefy bats for BrexitSir Ian Botham has gone to bat for Brexit today, slamming the European Union as
Sir Beefy bats for Brexit
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
Sir Ian Botham has gone to bat for Brexit today, slamming the European Union as "corrupt" and a "racket". And he said the £350m a week Britain pays the Union in membership fees "staggering". He used a cricket metaphor to back up his... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Winnersh man to hike the whole country and scale three mountainsappreciate some company." Before he set off Mr Cottam was boosted by supportiv
Winnersh man to hike the whole country and scale three mountains
Reading Evening Post / Posted 18 days ago
appreciate some company." Before he set off Mr Cottam was boosted by supportive video messages from England cricket legend Ian Botham and internationals Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott. He's also welcomed the support of blood cancer patient Jaymz... Read more
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express
Brexit could STOP foreign football stars moving to Britain, Arsenal boss Wenger claimssome questions."Related articles Head of Catholic Church warns against Britain
Brexit could STOP foreign football stars moving to Britain, Arsenal boss Wenger claims
express / Posted 18 days ago
some questions."Related articles Head of Catholic Church warns against Britain quitting European Union Cricket hero Sir Ian Botham URGES Britons to quit 'corrupt' EU West Ham United chief executive Karren Brady has previously claimed that... Read more
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Daily Star
Cricket legend Beefy Botham steps up to crease in EU debateto govern ourself, to make our own laws and choose who comes here." “We must m
Cricket legend Beefy Botham steps up to crease in EU debate
Daily Star / Posted 18 days ago
to govern ourself, to make our own laws and choose who comes here." “We must make our way in the world once again” Sir Ian Botham Speaking to the Sunday Times, Beefy insisted it was time to “take back control” from meddling bureaucrats. He... Read more
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express
Beefy backs Brexit: Cricket hero Sir Ian Botham URGES Britons to quit 'corrupt' EU CRICKET legend Sir Ian Botham has called on Britain to "stand proud" by votin
Beefy backs Brexit: Cricket hero Sir Ian Botham URGES Britons to quit 'corrupt' EU
express / Posted 19 days ago
CRICKET legend Sir Ian Botham has called on Britain to "stand proud" by voting to leave the European Union – branding the 28-member bloc "a racket". Cricket legend... Read more
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PGA European Tour
Ashes winners among impressive cricket contingent set for Wentworthso I’ll do my best to put on a good show and not embarrass myself.” Completing
Ashes winners among impressive cricket contingent set for Wentworth
PGA European Tour / Posted 23 days ago
so I’ll do my best to put on a good show and not embarrass myself.” Completing the cricketing complement are Sir Ian Botham and Allan Lamb, both former England captains who will be returning to the famous West Course this summer. Jamie... Read more
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chroniclelive
Ben Stokes named as one of five Wisden players of the year for 2016(2009), and Graham Onions (2010). Kumar Sangakkara was a Wisden player of the
Ben Stokes named as one of five Wisden players of the year for 2016
chroniclelive / Posted 24 days ago
(2009), and Graham Onions (2010). Kumar Sangakkara was a Wisden player of the year in 2012 before joining Durham , while Ian Botham (1978), Phil Bainbridge (1986), Dean Jones (1990), David Boon (1994) and Shaun Pollock (2003) joined as former... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Cricket: After 125 years, County Championship still enduresSomerset (Vivian Richards and Joel Garner) could feature four West Indies great
Cricket: After 125 years, County Championship still endures
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 26 days ago
Somerset (Vivian Richards and Joel Garner) could feature four West Indies greats as well as England players in the likes of Ian Botham and Robin Smith. But the advent of the lucrative IPL and an increased international programme mean the game's... Read more
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This is West Country
UNBELIEVABLE JEFF: Local businessman helps Jeff Stelling organise marathon charity walkof the walk was planned by Richard McLaughlin, with a host of famous faces incl
UNBELIEVABLE JEFF: Local businessman helps Jeff Stelling organise marathon charity walk
This is West Country / Posted 27 days ago
of the walk was planned by Richard McLaughlin, with a host of famous faces including former Somerset County cricketer Sir Ian Botham, Chris Kamara, plus his television sidekicks, former footballers Matt Le Tissier, Paul Merson and Chris... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stokes can turn agony to triumphan extraordinary double century, the fastest 250 in history, to announce himsel
Stokes can turn agony to triumph
iol.co.za / Posted 30 days ago
an extraordinary double century, the fastest 250 in history, to announce himself as the best English all-rounder since Sir Ian Botham. He was quickly smothered in superlatives. Yet as soon as the match had finished, Stokes could be found by the... Read more
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Herald Sun
Zinger! Cricket’s sledging power rankingsTop Dog. I am officially giving Merv the mantle of Best Sledger. Two top four e
Zinger! Cricket’s sledging power rankings
Herald Sun / Posted 30 days ago
Top Dog. I am officially giving Merv the mantle of Best Sledger. Two top four entrants was enough to get over the top of Ian Botham who has featured regularly in research. Merv’s style was honest, brutal and always timed to perfection. 2. Daryll... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Zinger! Cricket’s sledging power rankingsTop Dog. I am officially giving Merv the mantle of Best Sledger. Two top four e
Zinger! Cricket’s sledging power rankings
The Courier Mail / Posted a month ago
Top Dog. I am officially giving Merv the mantle of Best Sledger. Two top four entrants was enough to get over the top of Ian Botham who has featured regularly in research. Merv’s style was honest, brutal and always timed to perfection. 2. Daryll... Read more
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FOXSPORTS.com.au
Sledging in cricket: Marlon Samuels v Shane Warne, Merv Hughes v Viv Richards, Ian Botham v Rod Marsh, Michael Clarke v James Anderson, Jimmy Ormond v Mark WaughTop Dog. I am officially giving Merv the mantle of Best Sledger. Two top four e
Sledging in cricket: Marlon Samuels v Shane Warne, Merv Hughes v Viv Richards, Ian Botham v Rod Marsh, Michael Clarke v James Anderson, Jimmy Ormond v Mark Waugh
FOXSPORTS.com.au / Posted a month ago
Top Dog. I am officially giving Merv the mantle of Best Sledger. Two top four entrants was enough to get over the top of Ian Botham who has featured regularly in research. Merv’s style was honest, brutal and always timed to perfection.Merv Hughes... Read more
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Sporting Life
Who will win the Masters?form with a top-four finish."Rory McIlroy is 15/2 and Justin Rose 25/1 with Sky
Who will win the Masters?
Sporting Life / Posted a month ago
form with a top-four finish."Rory McIlroy is 15/2 and Justin Rose 25/1 with Sky BetCricket legend and Sky Sports pundit Sir Ian Botham"Danny Willett is my pick. He'll be buzzing after the birth of his first child and is in great form after his... Read more
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Calcutta News
World T20 final: Key match-upsequally crucial to England's advance to the final. The left-handed batsman, who
World T20 final: Key match-ups
Calcutta News / Posted 1 months ago
equally crucial to England's advance to the final. The left-handed batsman, who bowls right-handed, has been compared to Ian Botham and has helped his team get over the line in a couple of crunch games with near-perfect death bowling. Stokes, who... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Key match-ups at the World Twenty20 final: England v West Indiesequally crucial to England's advance to the final. The left-handed batsman, who
Key match-ups at the World Twenty20 final: England v West Indies
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 1 months ago
equally crucial to England's advance to the final. The left-handed batsman, who bowls right-handed, has been compared to Ian Botham and has helped his team get over the line in a couple of crunch games with near-perfect death bowling. Stokes, who... Read more
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Super Sport
Key match-ups at the WT20 finalequally crucial to England's advance to the final. The left-handed batsman, who
Key match-ups at the WT20 final
Super Sport / Posted 1 months ago
equally crucial to England's advance to the final. The left-handed batsman, who bowls right-handed, has been compared to Ian Botham and has helped his team get over the line in a couple of crunch games with near-perfect death bowling. Stokes, who... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
Eoin Morgan is fearless, his expertise is needed: Pringlecricket team, it is Derek Pringle. The valuable all-rounder – who predominantly
Eoin Morgan is fearless, his expertise is needed: Pringle
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 1 months ago
cricket team, it is Derek Pringle. The valuable all-rounder – who predominantly played under the shadow of the legendary Ian Botham – believes the current England squad is capable of clinching the ICC World Twenty20 title if they rearrange their... Read more
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dna
Rivalry with Kohli, Smith doesn't put me under pressure, says Joe Rootother's performance and try to outdo the other. Much like in the 1980s when the
Rivalry with Kohli, Smith doesn't put me under pressure, says Joe Root
dna / Posted 1 months ago
other's performance and try to outdo the other. Much like in the 1980s when the world's leading all-rounders Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Imran Khan and Richard Hadlee tried to outdo each other. So, how does the English batsman look at the rivalry... Read more
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This is West Country
Can you identify famous sports stars on charity walk organised by Creech St Michael businessman?see how many people you recognise. Famous people who joined in included Chris
Can you identify famous sports stars on charity walk organised by Creech St Michael businessman?
This is West Country / Posted 1 months ago
see how many people you recognise. Famous people who joined in included Chris Kamara, Paul Merson, Alistair Campbell, Sir Ian Botham, Matt Le Tissier, Les Ferdinand, Nick Clegg, Ray Wilkins and former 400m runner Derek Redmond - see how many of... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Shane Watson's potential, not his performance, was over-ratedinstead, his "potential" was misjudged. As a bowler, he was difficult to score
Shane Watson's potential, not his performance, was over-rated
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 1 months ago
instead, his "potential" was misjudged. As a bowler, he was difficult to score off and a handy fourth seamer, but no Ian Botham or Andrew Flintoff. In conducive conditions, such as in Cape Town in 2011, he could be devastating, but in this... Read more
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The Age
Shane Watson's potential, not his performance, was over-ratedinstead, his "potential" was misjudged. As a bowler, he was difficult to score
Shane Watson's potential, not his performance, was over-rated
The Age / Posted 1 months ago
instead, his "potential" was misjudged. As a bowler, he was difficult to score off and a handy fourth seamer, but no Ian Botham or Andrew Flintoff. In conducive conditions, such as in Cape Town in 2011, he could be devastating, but in this... Read more

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