Sir Ian Terence Botham (born 24 November 1955 in Heswall, Cheshire) is a former English cricketer who is considered one of greatest all-rounders of all time. During his 15 year Test career he scored 5200 runs at 33.54, and took 383 wickets at an average of 28.40.
Botham's most famous performance came in the 1981 Ashes. Australia led 1-0 after the first two Tests and England were forced to follow-on in the third, but Botham scored 149 not out which turned the Test and the series, England went onto win 3-1.
After retiring from playing he has worked as a television commentator and has participated in a number of charity long-distance walks raising more than £10 million for Leukemia Research. He was knighted in 2007.