The Seven Network has added one of cricket's greats, Ian Botham, to its summer cricket season.
The former England Test captain, and one of the best all-rounders with 5,200 test runs and 383 wickets, will join Seven for all five Tests in Australia’s Ashes series against England.
From the opening day of the first Test at The Gabba on December 8, Lord Botham – who still holds the record for the highest number of wickets taken by any England bowler – will be part of Seven’s team that will again be led by former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.
Managing director Seven Melbourne and head of network sport, Lewis Martin: “In a summer when cricket’s greatest-ever rivalry takes centre stage right here on Australian shores, we are going all out to assemble an all-star commentary team.
“One of the legendary cricketers of the modern era, Australia has oft despised, sometimes loved, occasionally laughed with, but always respected ‘Beefy’. It’s truly an honour to welcome Lord Botham to Seven this summer.”
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