Botham will sit as a non-party peer in Lords, whose members are mostly political appointees, with a smattering of hereditary nobles, judges and clergy. The cricket legend will be known as Lord Botham.
Any all-rounder can take up Shane Watson's role, but it’ll be quite difficult to replicate his impact
Australia have a flood of all rounders. But do any of these give the same sense of security that the name Shane Watson gave? Not yet they don’t.