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India vs England: From Alastair Cook's 190 to Paul Collingwood's 134, top Test knocks by Englishmen on Indian soil
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India vs England: From Alastair Cook's 190 to Paul Collingwood's 134, top Test knocks by Englishmen on Indian soil

Ahead of the four-match Test series between India and England, we take a look at 10 brilliant Test knocks by England batsmen in India.

England cricket legend Ian Botham introduced as a peer in the House of Lords
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England cricket legend Ian Botham introduced as a peer in the House of Lords

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.

New Richards-Botham trophy for future winners of England vs West Indies Test series
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New Richards-Botham trophy for future winners of England vs West Indies Test series

A new trophy in honour of cricket greats Viv Richards and Ian Botham will be awarded to future winners of West Indies-England Test series.

England cricket great Ian Botham says he had coronavirus in January but mistook it for a case of flu
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England cricket great Ian Botham says he had coronavirus in January but mistook it for a case of flu

On recreational cricket in England, Ian Botham said he expects it to be back soon as social distancing is possible in cricket

England vs West Indies: David Gower, Kevin Pietersen raise concerns over Ben Stokes potentially leading hosts in Test series
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England vs West Indies: David Gower, Kevin Pietersen raise concerns over Ben Stokes potentially leading hosts in Test series

England’s former captains David Gower and Kevin Pietersen have raised concerns that the additional responsibility might burden Stokes.

Virat Kohli 'right guy' to take Indian cricket forward, Ben Stokes best cricketer in the world, opines Ian Botham
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Virat Kohli 'right guy' to take Indian cricket forward, Ben Stokes best cricketer in the world, opines Ian Botham

Legendary English all-rounder Ian Botham says captain Virat Kohli is the "right guy" to take Indian cricket forward but rates Ben Stokes as the world's best player at the moment.

Marylebone Cricket Club says Test cricket should continue to be five-day affair despite 'some benefits' in four-day matches
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Marylebone Cricket Club says Test cricket should continue to be five-day affair despite 'some benefits' in four-day matches

Custodians of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), on Tuesday said Tests should continue to be a five-day affair though it sees some benefits of International Cricket Council's (ICC) proposal to trim the longest format to four days.

Char din ki chandni hoti hai, Test cricket nahi: Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag takes dig at proposed four-day Tests
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Char din ki chandni hoti hai, Test cricket nahi: Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag takes dig at proposed four-day Tests

A fish out of water is a dead fish – This is how Virender Sehwag described the ICC's plan to revamp Test cricket by shortening it to four days, asserting that innovation should not mean tinkering with the soul of the format.

South Africa vs England: Ian Botham urges ICC to leave 'Test cricket alone' after visitors' thrilling win in Cape Town on fifth day
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South Africa vs England: Ian Botham urges ICC to leave 'Test cricket alone' after visitors' thrilling win in Cape Town on fifth day

Botham is the latest among the illustrious bandwagon of cricketers led by current India captain Virat Kohli, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar and Australian master batsman Ricky Ponting who have spoken against the proposed change for the 2023-2031 cycle.

South Africa vs England: James Anderson says he loves hard graft of Test cricket after taking 28th five-wicket haul
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South Africa vs England: James Anderson says he loves hard graft of Test cricket after taking 28th five-wicket haul

James Anderson says a couple of days of hard Test cricket has reminded him why he is in love with the game after claiming an England record 28th five-wicket haul in the second Test against South Africa on day three at Newlands on Sunday.

Ashes 2019: A statistical look at Steve Smith's record-breaking run during Test series
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Ashes 2019: A statistical look at Steve Smith's record-breaking run during Test series

Here's a statistical look at Steve Smith's Ashes 2019 batting form where he created and broke many records.

Ashes 2019: Australian selector Trevor Hohns says Mitchell Marsh is 'good' option for fourth Test after his performance in tour match
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Ashes 2019: Australian selector Trevor Hohns says Mitchell Marsh is 'good' option for fourth Test after his performance in tour match

Marsh top-scored with 74 in Australia's 338-5 declared against Derbyshire and then took two wickets in three balls as Derbyshire were skittled out for 112

Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes's performance in third Test better than Ian Botham's 1981 display, says former England player Mike Brearley
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Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes's performance in third Test better than Ian Botham's 1981 display, says former England player Mike Brearley

Ben Stokes's astonishing match-winning performance in the third Ashes Test at Headingley upstages that of Ian Botham in 1981 at the same ground, according to former England captain Mike Brearley.

Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes' life will change forever, says Ian Botham after the all-rounder's match-winning heroics at Headingley
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Ashes 2019: Ben Stokes' life will change forever, says Ian Botham after the all-rounder's match-winning heroics at Headingley

All-rounder Ben Stokes scored an unbeaten 135 at Headingley on Sunday to help England chase down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion and level the five-match Ashes series at 1-1.

Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry
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Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry

After Ben Stokes' scintillating knock at Headingley helped England level the Ashes, we revisit some of the greatest batting performances in cricket's oldest rivalry.

Ashes 2019: Audacious Ben Stokes produces historic innings at Headingley to reassert his boundless capabilities
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Ashes 2019: Audacious Ben Stokes produces historic innings at Headingley to reassert his boundless capabilities

Ben Stokes finish unbeaten on 135 — England's record fourth innings chase brought home on his back — thanks to him the series still alive and the world no closer to knowing just exactly what it is that Stokes can't do.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Tim Southee equals Sachin Tendulkar's tally of sixes in Test cricket
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Tim Southee equals Sachin Tendulkar's tally of sixes in Test cricket

AB de Villiers, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ian Botham are some of the former cricketers that Tim Southee has already surpassed in the list while among current players Ben Stokes, David Warner and Ross Taylor trail him.

Ashes 2019: England bank on Jofra Archer, Jack Leach to stop Steve Smith in second Test at Lord's
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Ashes 2019: England bank on Jofra Archer, Jack Leach to stop Steve Smith in second Test at Lord's

England are set to field a revamped attack featuring fast bowler Jofra Archer as they try to finally get Australia's batting star Steve Smith out cheaply and level the Ashes in the second Test at Lord's.

England vs West Indies: James Anderson claims 27th five-wicket haul, equals Ian Botham's record
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England vs West Indies: James Anderson claims 27th five-wicket haul, equals Ian Botham's record

With Alzarri Joseph's wicket Anderson equalled Ian Botham's record for the most five-wicket innings hauls in Tests by an England cricketer.

Virat Kohli loses top spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen to out-of-action Steve Smith
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Virat Kohli loses top spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen to out-of-action Steve Smith

Besides Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin rose to the third position among all-rounders, while Hardik Pandya moved up 25 places to take the 74th spot among bowlers.