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Former England’s legendary Test cricketer Sir Ian Botham said that the current England team is the best in the world right now. According to him, England deserves to be ranked no.1 instead of languishing in its present position at number four. “England are the best side in the world right now and certainly the most feared – they proved it against Australia and then beat South Africa on their own soil,” Botham was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir had already sent some warning to the English batsmen with his performance in the warm-up match but Botham doesn’t feel that they would be able to pull off a win against the hosts. “It will be an exciting series but I can’t see Pakistan winning a match,” Botham said.He is also happy to see Joe Root batting at no.3 and said that it is the position at which all the best players of their respective teams’ bat. “I’ve no problem with Joe batting at three. All the best batsmen in world cricket bat at three – look at Ricky Ponting and Viv Richards,” Botham said. “Joe is the best batsman in the world right now, and I’m sure he’ll be fine with moving up the order,” Ian Botham concluded.