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Take a break, Cook
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.

Perfect partners Ian Botham

Perfect partners

Sir Ian Botham praises Joe Root and Jimmy Anderson's 'tremendous' last-wicket partnership.

Magnificent Moeen Ian Botham

Magnificent Moeen

Moeen Ali was valiant in defeat and will surely score many hundreds for England, says Sir Ian Botham.

Trick and treat Ian Botham

Trick and treat

Ian Botham urges England's batsmen to cash in on Stuart Broad's hat-trick and Liam Plunkett's five-for.

Victory in sight Ian Botham

Victory in sight

England's hard-working bowlers have given their side a great chance of winning the first Test, says Beefy.

Iron out the crease Ian Botham

Iron out the crease

England should draw a line under Jos Buttler's bizarre dismissal against Sri Lanka, says Sir Ian Botham.

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Sky Bet expect Alastair Cook to still be charge of England for the Third Test against India

Sky Bet expect Alastair Cook to still be charge of England for the Third Test against India

Sky Bet expect under-fire captain Alastair Cook to still be charge of England for the Third Test against India, starting on Sunday.