Full Name Ian Botham
Born November 24, 1955
Heswall
Age 63 Years, 8 Months, 24 Days
National Side England
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm fast medium
Batting Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA
Teams Played England
Man of the Match Test - 12, ODI - 8, World Cup - 2,
Career Span [Test, 1977 - 1992], [ODI, 1976 - 1992], [World Cup, 1979 - 1992],

Ian Botham, along with Kapil Dev, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan was known as one of the best all rounders of his era. The numbers may not exactly put him in the same bracket as Sir Garfield Sobers, but, his 5200 runs and 380 odd wickets in Tests provide enough evidence of Botham’s greatness as a cricketer.

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Ian Terrence Botham Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 102 161 6 5200 208 v IND 14 22 621 67 33.54 60.71 120 0
ODI 116 106 15 2113 79 v NZ 0 9 197 44 23.21 79.10 36 0
World Cup 22 18 2 297 53 v AUS 0 1 27 5 18.56 62.39 10 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 168 2726.7 788 10878 383 8/34 v PAK 25 27 28.40 2.99 56.95
ODI 115 783.7 109 4139 145 4/31 v AUS 11 0 28.54 3.96 43.24
World Cup 22 222 33 762 30 4/31 v AUS 1 0 25.40 3.43 44.40

Ian Terrence Botham Profile

Ian Botham, along with Kapil Dev, Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan was known as one of the best all rounders of his era. The numbers may not exactly put him in the same bracket as Sir Garfield Sobers, but, his 5200 runs and 380 odd wickets in Tests provide enough evidence of Botham’s greatness as a cricketer.

Apart from his Test record, he also had an uncanny knack of turning matches on its head, as is borne by the 1981 Ashes, which was termed as ‘Botham’s Ashes’ for his scintillating display of batting and bowling that inspired England to a 3-1 win. However, a combination of back problems and suspensions due to conduct breaches meant that Botham remained away from the game for intermittent periods. Botham’s last hurrah in international cricket was in the 1992 World Cup, where his accurate seam up bowling – and the celebrations on picking up a wicket – was there for everyone to see and applaud.

Off the field, Botham has been both controversial and inspiring. He has had run ins with the English Cricket Board, and also with former cricketers like Boycott, Ian Chappell and ex coach Duncan Fletcher. However, his charity walks have been very famous and have helped raise millions of pounds for Leukemia patients. Botham was also knighted by the Queen in 2007 for his efforts on the cricket field and off it. He was elected a Wisden cricketer of the year 1978.

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