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“I’ve been going with 5-0 all along”
Legendary England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has announced that Australia better start preparing for the inevitable 5-0 whitewashing they will receive at the hands of England in the upcoming Ashes series, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.
Botham, who is currently doing a 160-mile charity walk in eight days in Sri Lanka, added that it would be a “catastrophe” if Australia captain Michael Clarke were to succumb to yet another back injury during the historic series.
“I don’t see them winning a game to be honest,” he said. “I can perhaps see them drawing a game if they get lucky with the conditions. I’ve been going with 5-0 all along.
“Allan Border, who is joining me later on this walk, said he was looking forward to convincing me Australia are going to win. I said to him, ‘It’ll be a short conversation then’.
“We will bat and bat and bat like last time. They have a few players, but that won’t be enough. Plus if Michael Clarke is struggling for fitness, it would be a catastrophe for Australian cricket.”