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England in trouble Ian Botham

England in trouble

Beefy says England's batting against spin is lamentable and they cannot win the 2015 World Cup.

Anderson ace Ian Botham

Anderson ace

Ian Botham says James Anderson is the ideal man to become England’s leading Test wicket-taker.

Beefy's Bets Ian Botham

Beefy's Bets

Ahead of the fourth Test, Sir Ian Botham tips England to win Test series with India 3-1.

Player plaudits Ian Botham

Player plaudits

Nasser Hussain and Sir Ian Botham reflect on England's fine individual performances in the third Test.

Back to their best Ian Botham

Back to their best

Sir Ian Botham says England have ‘turned the corner’ after they ended their 11-Test wait for a win on Thursday.

Take a break, Cook Ian Botham

Take a break, Cook

Sir Ian Botham has urged Alastair Cook to ‘clear his head’ away from the glare of international cricket.

Beefy: England ruffled Ian Botham

Beefy: England ruffled

England bowled poorly and became flustered as India set them 319 to win the second Test, says Beefy.

Botham: don't rush Kerrigan Ian Botham

Botham: don't rush Kerrigan

Sir Ian Botham does not expect England to pick spinner Simon Kerrigan for the second Test against India.

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