INTL CAREER: 1976 - 1992
Alphabetically sorted top ten of players who have played the most matches across formats in the last 12 months
Ian Botham has warned that England will be "playing into Australia's hands" if flat pitches are prepared for the Investec Ashes
The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet
Ian Botham will soon be overtaken by James Anderson as England's leading Test leading wicket-taker. The two couldn't be more different from each other
When it comes to one-day openers at World Cups, England have always been one step behind
For close to three decades Ian Botham has strained every sinew to raise funds to battle leukaemia. But sometimes one can only go so far
Peter Willey talks about suiting up against '80s West Indies, why it's great to umpire in England, and talking to the press from his bath
The BCCI has criticised former England captain Ian Botham's comments on the Indian Premier League, saying the latter needed to get his facts right.
Ian Botham used the platform of his MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture to brand the IPL "too powerful" for the good of cricket and said he believed it should not exist
Also, best percentage of hundreds to innings, most frequent appearances on the Lord's honours board, most first-class fifties, and Sanga and Mahela's twin totals
Forty years since he announced his arrival on the cricket stage, Ian Botham remains a symbol of home-grown guts for glory that the current England team lacks
Otherwise known as part two of the Curiously Disappointing in a Particular Batting Position Test XI
Also, a ton of IPL matches, youngest Australians in World Cups, longest wait for a first-class hundreds, and the Don's lack of fifties
Geoff Boycott largely chose the time and nature of his quitting Test cricket but ruffled feathers in the process
As Kevin Pietersen prepares for his 100th Test, he is close to being regarded as a truly great cricketer, England's first since Ian Botham
Not even Viv Richards. Ian Botham on his first ton, first wicket, and more
Ian Botham and Mahela Jayawardene opened the 2013 Murali Cup in Kilinochchi on Friday, as the five-day tournament began in five venues across Sri Lanka's northern province
Botham's 1981 Ashes has been enshrined in legend, but was it the greatest all-round performance in a single series?
Famous incidents when batsmen were hit by bouncers
Sir Ian Botham has added his voice to those praising James Anderson as one of the leading bowlers in world cricket and suggested Anderson will "sail past" his England record.
With the wicket of BJ Watling in Hamiton, James Anderson became England's leading international wicket-taker and the 'dream' is still sinking in
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