Ian Botham

BeefyCricket
All-Rounder

Born: Nov. 24, 1955
Heswall, England

Active: 1973-1993

 

First-Class Cricket

Offense

Season Country Matches Runs Offense
1974 England 18 441 1.33
1975 England 22 584 1.45
1976 England 20 1022 2.50
1977 England 17 738 2.20
1977-78 New Zealand 6 375 1.11
1977-78 Pakistan 3 22 0.06
1978 England 17 538 1.58
1978-79 Australia 9 361 0.90
1979 England 15 731 2.12
1979-80 Australia 5 217 0.48
1979-80 India 1 114 0.33
1980 England 18 1149 3.32
1980-81 West Indies 8 197 0.51
1981 England 16 925 2.38
1981-82 India 10 747 2.18
1981-82 Sri Lanka 1 13 0.04
1982 England 17 1241 3.26
1982-83 Australia 9 434 0.91
1983 England 14 852 2.28
1983-84 New Zealand 6 377 1.07
1983-84 Pakistan 1 32 0.08
1984 England 17 797 1.96
1985 England 19 1530 4.08
1985-86 West Indies 8 379 1.08
1986 England 13 863 2.35
1986-87 Australia 8 481 1.02
1987 England 16 598 1.65
1987-88 Australia 11 646 1.33
1988 England 4 18 0.05
1989 England 17 419 1.06
1990 England 13 595 1.29
1990-91 Zimbabwe 1 33 0.08
1991 England 13 785 1.87
1991-92 New Zealand 2 16 0.04
1992 England 17 713 1.61
1993 England 10 416 0.94
Total 402 19,399 50.48

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

Season Country Caught Bowled LBW Def 1
1974 England 15 13 5 1.65
1975 England 18 18 13 2.45
1976 England 16 18 10 2.20
1977 England 15 19 17 2.55
1977-78 New Zealand 5 4 6 0.75
1977-78 Pakistan 2 1 1 0.20
1978 England 11 27 16 2.70
1978-79 Australia 14 15 4 1.65
1979 England 21 8 10 1.95
1979-80 Australia 5 3 5 0.65
1979-80 India 0 0 4 0.20
1980 England 24 6 14 2.20
1980-81 West Indies 8 1 9 0.90
1981 England 19 11 12 2.10
1981-82 India 7 5 3 0.75
1981-82 Sri Lanka 0 0 1 0.05
1982 England 7 11 13 1.55
1982-83 Australia 17 4 2 1.15
1983 England 10 3 1 0.70
1983-84 New Zealand 4 0 3 0.35
1983-84 Pakistan 4 0 0 0.20
1984 England 7 9 17 1.65
1985 England 17 6 7 1.50
1985-86 West Indies 6 3 5 0.70
1986 England 8 4 8 1.00
1986-87 Australia 11 5 1 0.85
1987 England 10 6 3 0.95
1987-88 Australia 18 4 8 1.50
1988 England 4 0 0 0.20
1989 England 14 8 16 1.90
1990 England 7 3 7 0.85
1990-91 Zimbabwe 0 0 1 0.05
1991 England 12 7 12 1.55
1991-92 New Zealand 1 0 2 0.15
1992 England 9 1 11 1.05
1993 England 8 1 6 0.75
Total 354 224 253 41.55

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

Season Country RA W Def 2 Defense Total
1974 England 739 30 1.15 1.40 1.36
1975 England 1704 62 2.24 2.35 1.90
1976 England 1880 66 2.33 2.26 2.38
1977 England 1983 88 4.68 3.61 2.91
1977-78 New Zealand 538 31 1.70 1.22 1.17
1977-78 Pakistan 153 4 0.07 0.13 0.10
1978 England 1640 100 7.24 4.97 3.27
1978-79 Australia 848 44 2.53 2.09 1.49
1979 England 1318 46 1.90 1.92 2.02
1979-80 Australia 426 21 1.21 0.93 0.71
1979-80 India 106 13 1.22 0.71 0.52
1980 England 1387 40 1.02 1.61 2.46
1980-81 West Indies 790 23 0.60 0.75 0.63
1981 England 1712 67 3.23 2.66 2.52
1981-82 India 863 22 0.00 0.38 1.28
1981-82 Sri Lanka 65 3 0.17 0.11 0.07
1982 England 1517 66 3.70 2.63 2.94
1982-83 Australia 1033 29 0.78 0.96 0.94
1983 England 728 22 0.67 0.69 1.48
1983-84 New Zealand 499 14 0.09 0.22 0.65
1983-84 Pakistan 90 2 -0.02 0.09 0.09
1984 England 1562 59 2.33 1.99 1.98
1985 England 1376 44 1.93 1.71 2.90
1985-86 West Indies 671 15 -0.34 0.18 0.63
1986 England 1043 25 0.32 0.66 1.50
1986-87 Australia 496 18 0.97 0.91 0.97
1987 England 883 21 0.14 0.54 1.10
1987-88 Australia 805 29 1.27 1.38 1.36
1988 England 125 1 -0.21 -0.01 0.02
1989 England 1417 56 2.52 2.21 1.64
1990 England 614 21 1.28 1.07 1.18
1990-91 Zimbabwe 38 2 0.15 0.10 0.09
1991 England 1077 44 2.68 2.12 1.99
1991-92 New Zealand 116 5 0.27 0.21 0.12
1992 England 1144 26 0.42 0.73 1.17
1993 England 516 13 0.17 0.46 0.70
Total 31,902 1172 50.39 45.97 48.22

First-class 160-game average: 19.19

First-class offensive 160-game average: 20.09
First-class defensive 160-game average: 18.30

One-Day Cricket

Offense

Season Country Matches Runs Offense
1973 England 2 4 0.02
1974 England 18 222 1.10
1975 England 23 232 1.10
1976 England 22 395 1.82
1977 England 17 423 2.08
1977-78 Pakistan 5 105 0.65
1977-78 New Zealand 1 23 0.12
1978 England 23 453 2.18
1978-79 Australia 5 105 0.57
1979 England 22 301 1.51
1979-80 Australia 9 114 0.56
1980 England 20 342 1.64
1980-81 West Indies 5 130 0.78
1981 England 20 491 2.25
1981-82 India 3 82 0.42
1981-82 Sri Lanka 2 73 0.34
1982 England 24 633 2.81
1982-83 Australia 11 261 1.45
1982-83 New Zealand 3 30 0.15
1983 England 25 537 2.31
1983-84 New Zealand 3 34 0.20
1983-84 Pakistan 1 18 0.08
1984 England 19 450 1.93
1985 England 18 556 2.33
1985-86 West Indies 3 51 0.27
1986 England 12 528 2.29
1986-87 Australia 14 364 1.60
1987 England 21 737 3.16
1987-88 Australia 2 15 0.08
1988 England 7 134 0.59
1989 England 19 401 1.84
1990 England 20 578 2.26
1990-91 Zimbabwe 3 15 0.07
1991 England 20 372 1.53
1991-92 New Zealand 3 115 0.60
1991-92 Australia 9 184 0.96
1992 England 24 678 2.78
1993 England 12 288 1.37
Total 470 10,474 47.83

Defense 1: Wickets Taken

Season Country Caught W Bowled LBW Def 1
1973 England 1 1 1 0.20
1974 England 4 12 5 2 1.35
1975 England 7 32 9 5 3.00
1976 England 3 33 7 6 2.60
1977 England 10 20 7 1 2.40
1977-78 Pakistan 0 6 2 0 0.40
1977-78 New Zealand 0 1 0 0 0.05
1978 England 14 39 12 6 4.25
1978-79 Australia 3 5 1 0 0.60
1979 England 13 30 7 10 3.65
1979-80 Australia 2 12 7 1 1.20
1980 England 12 17 6 1 2.40
1980-81 West Indies 4 9 2 4 1.15
1981 England 8 24 7 3 2.50
1981-82 India 0 4 2 1 0.35
1981-82 Sri Lanka 1 4 1 0 0.35
1982 England 14 40 11 4 4.15
1982-83 Australia 4 17 2 1 1.40
1982-83 New Zealand 2 4 1 2 0.55
1983 England 12 33 10 6 3.65
1983-84 New Zealand 1 5 2 2 0.55
1983-84 Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0.00
1984 England 9 28 11 1 2.90
1985 England 11 22 8 4 2.80
1985-86 West Indies 1 3 1 0 0.30
1986 England 4 14 4 3 1.45
1986-87 Australia 2 13 3 1 1.05
1987 England 17 27 13 2 3.80
1987-88 Australia 0 2 0 0 0.10
1988 England 1 13 4 4 1.15
1989 England 11 34 12 4 3.60
1990 England 5 28 5 2 2.25
1990-91 Zimbabwe 0 3 1 0 0.20
1991 England 5 24 6 4 2.20
1991-92 New Zealand 0 3 1 0 0.20
1991-92 Australia 4 15 2 2 1.35
1992 England 10 25 3 7 2.75
1993 England 1 10 2 2 0.80
Total 196 612 177 92 63.65

Defense 2: Runs Prevented

Season Country RA Balls Def 2 Defense Total
1973 England 36 42 0.03 0.12 0.07
1974 England 529 771 1.24 1.30 1.20
1975 England 767 1154 2.13 2.56 1.83
1976 England 711 1018 1.81 2.20 2.01
1977 England 516 870 1.81 2.11 2.09
1977-78 Pakistan 122 231 0.40 0.40 0.52
1977-78 New Zealand 16 40 0.11 0.08 0.10
1978 England 733 1282 2.88 3.56 2.87
1978-79 Australia 122 192 0.30 0.45 0.51
1979 England 610 1138 2.62 3.14 2.32
1979-80 Australia 290 492 1.04 1.12 0.84
1980 England 583 768 1.04 1.72 1.68
1980-81 West Indies 137 240 0.38 0.76 0.77
1981 England 642 1015 2.13 2.32 2.28
1981-82 India 101 150 0.23 0.29 0.36
1981-82 Sri Lanka 74 108 0.19 0.27 0.31
1982 England 886 1222 2.18 3.17 2.99
1982-83 Australia 390 446 0.06 0.73 1.09
1982-83 New Zealand 103 120 0.10 0.32 0.24
1983 England 762 1299 3.21 3.43 2.87
1983-84 New Zealand 54 127 0.31 0.43 0.32
1983-84 Pakistan 43 42 0.01 0.01 0.04
1984 England 660 975 2.05 2.47 2.20
1985 England 588 892 2.00 2.40 2.36
1985-86 West Indies 122 132 0.02 0.16 0.21
1986 England 342 408 0.56 1.00 1.65
1986-87 Australia 534 834 1.82 1.43 1.52
1987 England 575 955 2.31 3.05 3.11
1987-88 Australia 77 120 0.20 0.15 0.11
1988 England 257 340 0.57 0.86 0.72
1989 England 702 973 1.64 2.62 2.23
1990 England 706 889 1.68 1.97 2.11
1990-91 Zimbabwe 125 180 0.35 0.27 0.17
1991 England 751 987 1.84 2.02 1.78
1991-92 New Zealand 82 102 0.08 0.14 0.37
1991-92 Australia 287 510 1.05 1.20 1.08
1992 England 836 1193 2.53 2.64 2.71
1993 England 393 642 1.33 1.07 1.22
Total 15,264 22,899 44.25 53.95 50.89

One-day 160-game average: 17.32

One-day offensive 160-game average: 16.28
One-day defensive 160-game average: 18.37

Combined total: 99.11
Total Matches: 872
Weighted 160-game average: 18.77

Apples & Oranges rating: 28.72

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