England will remain No 1 Test team, says Botham

Apr 18, 2012, 08:12 IST | PA Sport

Sir Ian Botham is backing England to remain as the world's number one Test team for the foreseeable future if they learn the lessons of a harsh winter.

The former all-rounder expects Andrew Strauss’ side to re-assert themselves after the 3-0 defeat by Pakistan and the 1-1 draw with Sri Lanka. Botham said: “England are a good team.

Ian Botham

I don’t know what went wrong in the first part of the winter. It was really weird, all of that. “But they are still number one and I think they are going to stay at No 1 for quite a while.”

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