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Graeme Swann

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

WICKETS
255
AVERAGE
30

Graeme Swann

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

WICKETS
104
AVERAGE
27.8

Graeme Swann

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

WICKETS
51
AVERAGE
16.8

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
37
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

COUNTRY

England

England

Bio

"Don't look back in anger"


England's off spinner is having a ball. A difficult first touring experience under Duncan Fletcher in 1999 as a youngster could have scarred him for life, but instead he returned in 2008 to become England's most successful spinner since Derek Underwood. At 34 he is no spring chicken, but with 248 Test wickets to his name he should have enough in the tank to take the 50 wickets he needs to go past Underwood and become England's greatest of all time, especially with the number of left handers around at the moment.

It would be some achievement for a bowler who cons people into thinking he is just a joke-teller. Yes, he is funny and yes, he brings an air of lightness to any dressing room he is in, but he has one of the sharpest cricket brains in world cricket and he is usually one step ahead of the batsman. Swann loves his job and loves cricket but there are two things he would rather be doing than bowling out Australia Down Under this winter. One would be banging in the goals at the Gallowgate end for his beloved Newcastle United, the other would be touring the world as the frontman for an Oasis/Primal Scream/Stone Roses supergroup. He once begged a team-mate to swap seats with him on a plane so that he could have a chat with Noel Gallagher. It made his year.

MATCHES
60
DEBUT
2008
CAP NO
641
BEST BATTING
85
BEST BOWLING
6-65
Bowling
WICKETS
255
AVERAGE
30
ECONOMY
2.99
S/R
60.2
5W
17
10W/M
3
Batting
RUNS
1370
INNINGS
76
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
22.1
100s
0
50s
5
MATCHES
79
DEBUT
2000
CAP NO
157
BEST BATTING
34
BEST BOWLING
5-28
Bowling
WICKETS
104
AVERAGE
27.8
ECONOMY
4.55
S/R
36.6
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
500
INNINGS
48
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
13.89
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
39
DEBUT
2008
CAP NO
37
BEST BATTING
34
BEST BOWLING
3-13
Bowling
WICKETS
51
AVERAGE
16.8
ECONOMY
6.36
S/R
15.9
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
104
INNINGS
16
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
20.8
100s
0
50s
0

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