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Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test: Team news

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… This is Sim Series. In the wake of England’s big win in the first Test, we asked whether they should be forced to omit players who retired before Sri Lanka ever played a Test match. Most of you said they should. Okay, people were able to respond to the survey multiple times if they wanted ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Ian Bell, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Paul Collingwood, Ben Stokes, Graham Gooch, Adil Rashid, Matt Prior, Monty Panesar, Jonathan Trott, Ian Botham, David Gower, Kumar Sangakkara


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 4: Underwood ices the cake for England

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of Coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… Welcome to Sim Series. Here’s what happened on day three. Having only made 226 in reply to England’s 541 all out, Sri Lanka are still 294 runs behind with nine second innings wickets in hand. The pitch is already turning quite a bit. Sri Lanka have a job on their hands. Morning session Ian...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Stokes, Ian Botham, Jonathan Agnew, Kumar Sangakkara, Angelo Mathews, Chaminda Vaas, Agnew, Underwood, Jayawardene, Mahela Jayawardene


Sim Series, Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, day 2: Stokes dominates as Murali toils

With the Sri Lanka v England Test series postponed because of Coronavirus, we’re playing out two Test matches between Sri Lanka and England on Cricket Captain 2018’s ‘All-Time Greats’ mode… Welcome to Sim Series. Day one of the first Sim Series Test between Sri Lanka and England was… well, it was absolute dogshit, wasn’t it? England resume their innings under clear skies on 179-1. Morning session Aware that they have been getting nowhere slowly, England’s batsmen show a little ...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen, Sri Lanka, England cricket news, Ben Stokes, Stokes, Ian Botham, Jonathan Agnew, Hammond, Pietersen, Chaminda Vaas, Knott, Botham


'I'm just trying to be Ben Stokes' - man of the match plays down Flintoff comparisons

England's Ben Stokes plays down comparisons with former all-rounders Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff after helping his team beat South Africa in the second Test.
Tags: England, South Africa, Cricket, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Stokes, Ian Botham, Flintoff


England in South Africa: 'I'm just trying to be Ben Stokes'

England's Ben Stokes plays down comparisons with former all-rounders Ian Botham and Andrew Flintoff after helping his team beat South Africa in the second Test.
Tags: England, South Africa, Cricket, Andrew Flintoff, Ben Stokes, Ian Botham


Bob Willis and Me

People die all the time. Some of them are cricketers.In many cases their deaths are expected, but sometimes they are not. For every famous cricketer who passes on, a range of reactions is possible, sometimes separately, sometimes in conjunction with one another. Awareness, acceptance, reflection, and, in the case of certain players, thoughts of what was and what might have been.The death of Bob Willis - unexpected because I had no idea he had been ill - resonated more with me than the passing...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Sydney, New Zealand, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Leeds, Ben Stokes, Headingley, Bob Willis, Mike Brearley, Ian Botham, David Gower, Willis, Underwood


The Awkwardest Squad: Why the 96/97 “flippin’ murdered ’em” tour of Zimbabwe was peak 90s England (a net bowler’s story)

England in Zimbabwe 96/97 (via Sky Sports/YouTube) Big thanks to everyone who funds the site through our Patreon campaign. We couldn’t justify spending this much time on a King Cricket article without you. Remember 1996? Things were very different in 1996. Back in 1996 Leonardo Dicaprio from The Revenant and Claire Danes from Homeland seemed like a perfectly reasonable Romeo and Juliet. Back in 1996 Babylon Zoo could get to number one before anyone realised that the catchy ...
Tags: England, Wales, Sex, India, Features, Paris, Zimbabwe, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sigur Ros, Bangladesh, Ecb, Perth, Claire Danes, Levi, Nicolas Cage, England cricket news


Sir Alastair Cook arises after knighthood ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Former England captain becomes first England cricketer to receive a knighthood since Sir Ian Botham in 2007
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Buckingham Palace, Alastair Cook, Ian Botham


Arise Sir Alastair? Cook set for New Year's knighthood

Former captain set to become first England cricketer to be knighted since Sir Ian Botham back in 2007
Tags: England, Cook, Sport, Cricket, Ian Botham, Alastair


Shakib becomes the quickest to 3000 runs-200 wickets double

The Bangladesh allrounder got there in his 54th Test, one fewer than Ian Botham, while also becoming the first bowler from his country to get 200 Test wickets
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Bangladesh, Ian Botham, Shakib


Shakib Al Hasan becomes the quickest to 3000 runs-200 wickets double

The Bangladesh allrounder got there in his 54th Test, one fewer than Ian Botham, while also becoming the first bowler from his country to get 200 Test wickets
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Bangladesh, Ian Botham, Shakib Al Hasan


Nari Contractor: A Captain with Grit and Impeccable Character

Nariman Jamshedji Contractor was born on March 7, 1934 at Godhra Gujarat by accident. His pregnant mother was coming on a train from Dahod in Gujarat to Bombay for delivery when all of a sudden she went into labour. Contractor’s uncle was the driver of the train. He arranged medical assistance and dropped her at Godhra as an emergency case. His father owned a distillery and Nari grew up in Nasik. Article By Najum Latif | Scoreline After playing successfully for Gujarat, Nari Contractor made hi...
Tags: England, Australia, Life, India, Sports, Pakistan, Old Trafford, New Zealand, Imran Khan, Nottingham, Watson, Kingston, Delhi, Sachin Tendulkar, Hall, West Indies


Durham keen to sign Adil Rashid, says Ian Botham

Ian Botham has welcome Adil Rashid's Test recall, calling him the best spinner in England
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Durham, Adil Rashid, Ian Botham


'Cut the bull out and pick your best players' - Botham supports Rashid call-up

Sir Ian Botham backs leg-spinner Adil Rashid's inclusion in England's Test squad to play India this summer.
Tags: England, India, Cricket, Adil Rashid, Ian Botham, Rashid, Botham


'Cut out the bull and pick your best players' - Botham supports Rashid's England call-up

Sir Ian Botham backs leg-spinner Adil Rashid's inclusion in England's Test squad to play India this summer.
Tags: England, India, Sport, Adil Rashid, Ian Botham, Rashid, Botham


England v India: England should pick the best players - Botham

Sir Ian Botham backs leg-spinner Adil Rashid's inclusion in England's Test squad to play India this summer.
Tags: England, News, India, Adil Rashid, Ian Botham, Botham


Mohammad Abbas - Full Speed Ahead ...

Two weeks ago, after Pakistan's test match against Ireland, I wrote about why Mohammad Abbas was Pakistan's new pace spearhead.In that article, I showed that Abbas has an average, strike rate, and economy among the world's best in the past year since his debut, and that he is also Pakistan's second highest wicket taker in Tests in this period.At Lord's, Abbas lived up to this new reputation of being Pakistan's pace spearhead, picking up the man of the match award for his 8-64, the best bowling f...
Tags: Sex, Ireland, Pakistan, Sydney, Glenn Mcgrath, Ian Botham, Mohammad Asif, Yasir Shah, Waqar Younis, Vernon Philander, Abbas, Dennis Lillee, Mohammad Abbas, Imran Khan Wasim Akram, Kapil Dev Richard Hadlee, Barnes George Lohmann Frank Tyson Rodney Hogg


Former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham named Scunthorpe president

Sir Ian Botham scored more than 7,000 runs and took more than 500 wickets for England. Ex-England cricketer Sir Ian Botham has been appointed club president of League One side Scunthorpe. The 62-year-old former all-rounder, who scored more than 7,000 runs and took more than 500 wickets for his country, played 11 times for the club between 1980 and 1985. Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann said: "We had a table at the ball to mark his retirement from fundraising walks on Monday. I thought it would be...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Story, Ian Botham, English League One, Scunthorpe United, Peter Swann


Botham named football club president

Scunthorpe appoint former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham as their new club president.
Tags: England, News, Ian Botham, Botham


Ex-cricketer Botham named Scunthorpe club president

Scunthorpe appoint former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham as their new club president.
Tags: England, Football, Ian Botham, Botham


Botham named Scunthorpe United club president

Scunthorpe appoint former England cricketer Sir Ian Botham as their new club president.
Tags: England, Cricket, Ian Botham, Scunthorpe United, Botham


Durham 'should be compensated' over player drain

Sir Ian Botham has reiterated his call for counties to be compensated for the loss of home-grown talent, warning that the ongoing drain of senior players from Durham could have a devastating long-term impact
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Durham, Ian Botham


Strauss defends selectors after Botham criticism

Ian Botham is "100% wrong" if he believes Paul Coughlin was lured to Nottinghamshire by promises of England selection, according to Andrew Strauss
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Nottinghamshire, Ian Botham, Strauss, Botham, Paul Coughlin


Jon Lewis: Durham coach unsure over Sir Ian Botham transfer idea

Durham coach Jon Lewis says transfer fees may "soften the blow" of player exits, but that the system could "bring problems".
Tags: News, Durham, Ian Botham, Jon Lewis


Botham rails at system as skipper Coughlin opts for Notts

Sir Ian Botham called for the ECB to give greater rewards to counties to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Paul Coughlin rejected Durham's offe
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Ecb, Durham, Ian Botham, Coughlin, Botham, Paul Coughlin


Crane should wait for England debut - Botham

Sir Ian Botham believes Mason Crane should wait to make his Test debut rather than face West Indies at Lord's next week.
Tags: England, Cricket, West Indies, Ian Botham, Botham, Mason Crane


'If I'm saving all my wickets for Australia, I don't mind' - Broad

It wasn't the most memorable haul Stuart Broad will ever take, but he called the three wickets he bagged to pass Ian Botham's tally as "really special"
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Stuart Broad, Ian Botham


England's Stuart Broad wants to play in 2019 Ashes after Test wicket milestone

Stuart Broad says he hopes to play in the 2019 Ashes, after going past Sir Ian Botham on the list of England's all-time Test wicket-takers.
Tags: England, News, Stuart Broad, Ian Botham


England v West Indies: Stuart Broad hails inspirational Sir Ian Botham after passing his wicket tally

England bowler Stuart Broad describes Sir Ian Botham is a "hero" after passing his tally of 383 Test wickets, moving into second place on England's all-time list.
Tags: England, Cricket, Stuart Broad, West Indies, Ian Botham


Pint-sized TMS: Landmark Stuart Broad wicket as England cruise to win over poor West Indies

Stuart Broad passes Ian Botham's tally of 383 wickets as England thrash West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.
Tags: England, News, Stuart Broad, West Indies, Ian Botham, TMS