Cape Town - Legendary England cricketer Ian Botham feels they have a great chance to beat South Africa in their upcoming four-Test
Alastair Cook's team fly to South Africa on Thursday ahead
of the opening Test, which starts in Durban on December 26.
They will be aiming to improve on the 1-1 draw earned when
the teams last met in South Africa in 2009.
Botham, who played 102 Tests for England, is currently in
Cape Town ahead of his latest charity walk and spoke to News24Live ahead of the
After South Africa’s 3-0 Test series defeat in India, Botham
feels England will relish the prospect of facing the Proteas.
“I think England are a young emerging side. South Africa
have just lost a lot of key players. (Jacques) Kallis, (Graeme) Smith, (Mark)
Boucher… (Shaun) Pollock a few years ago and (Allan) Donald.
“And they haven’t really replaced those guys yet. So I think
England might come for the first time with a realistic chance of winning the
Botham starts an eight-day walk around South Africa to raise
money for four charities - Nazareth House Cape Town, The Chipembere Rhino
Foundation, the Waitrose Foundation in South Africa and the Kliptown Youth