ICC Hall of Fame

Ian Botham
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1976 - 1992


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Prolific with both bat and ball, Ian Botham was the fastest to the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets. He broke the World Record for most Test wickets, and finished his career in the longest format with 5,200 runs and 383 wickets.

Player Bio

Ian Botham, the former England captain, was one of the most impactful all-rounders of his generation with 14 centuries and 383 wickets in a career that spanned over 15 years. Through the 1980s, he was part of a golden generation of all-rounders in world cricket along with Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee and Kapil Dev. The 1981 Ashes, which England won 3-1, have since come to be known as Botham’s Ashes for his starring performances with bat and ball. In 2007, Botham was knighted for his services to cricket and to charity.

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24 Nov 1955
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Date of debut:
26 Aug 1976