Botham, 37 and about to start the second season of a two-year contract with Durham, is determined, though, to add to his 102 Test matches by playing against the touring Australia this summer. 'I feel fine at the moment and if I can get off to a good start I hope to be given the chance to do well against the Australians,' he said.
Botham, who was troubled by a shoulder injury during last season, had an operation in January. 'I am seeing a specialist this week but I'm not expecting any problems,' he said. 'I will be playing in some of Durham's pre-season friendlies.'Reuse content