5. Ian Botham

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Ian Botham made his international debut in an ODI (against West Indies in Scarborough in August 1976) which featured six other debutants, including the great Michael Holding. In a match which England lost by 6 wickets with 14 overs remaining, Botham could not make things good for England, scoring 1 run from 7 balls and bowling only 3 overs and giving away 26 runs, although taking a wicket. However, Botham would go on to become one of England’s greatest cricketers. When “Beefy” retired from international cricket in August 1992, he had 5200 runs and 383 wickets in 102 Tests, coupled with 2113 runs and 145 wickets in 116 ODIs to his name.