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Graeme Swann


About Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann is an English cricket off-spinner.

Personal Biography

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In July 2010, Swann was charged with drink-driving, Nottinghamshire Police said.

Professional Biography

As Cricket Bowler

Swann showed a remarkable show as England defeated Bangladesh in the first Test against Bangladesh.

Former England off-spinner John Emburey believes that off-spinner Swann has established himself as a world-class cricketer with his performances with both bat and ball against Australia and South Africa.

At the end of August 2010, Swann said the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan must go on as scheduled, despite the alleged involvement of Pakistani players in a betting scandal.

Graeme Swann in News

England cricketers to face HMRC quiz on tax loophole
England cricket stars would be facing an tax investigation into a loophole that could be saving players thousands of pounds a year.

Warner to shelve plans to switch-hit 'dangerman' Swann
Australian opener David Warner has said he will shelve plans to switch hit "danger" off-spinner Graeme Swann unless Australia was in control ahead of their second ODI at The Oval against England.

Clarke confident about not giving up No.1 ODI spot to England
England will become No.1 in all three formats-the Test, one-day and Twenty20 games-if they beat Australia 5-0 in the ODI series, but Michael Clarke is confident about not relinquishing their place at the top of the rankings and is keen to pull off a surprise series win.

Swann warns Oz of England's 'world class' players ahead of ODI series
Graeme Swann has said England's fast bowlers and batsmen are of world class quality, and are capable enough beating any side in the world.

Finn urges young bowlers to seize chance provided by rotation policy
England pacer Steven Finn has urged his fellow young fast bowler to seize the chance provided by the rotation policy to stake a claim for a more permanent spot in the ODI side.

England's policy of resting big players in dead matches affecting tickets sale negatively
England's decision to rest their three star players in Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad is not going down well with the fans, and Yorkshire's chairman Colin Graves has now slammed the selectors decision to rest local hero Bresnan for the final one-day international against the West Indies at Headingley.

Swann needs five wickets to equal spin legend Jim Laker's milestone
Graeme Swann needs five wickets in the Investec third Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston to equal off-spin legend Jim Laker's milestone of 193.

England pacers as good as Australia's all-conquering side: Gillespie
The current pace bowling attack of England is just as good as Australia's all-conquering side, according to former pacer Jason Gillespie.

Broad set for England chop, following in 'disappointed' Anderson's footsteps
England is planning to rest Stuart Broad at Edgbaston this week after resting a disappointed Jimmy Anderson, who wanted to play in the third Investec Test against West Indies.

Swann threatens to cease paying council tax after getting 'six pointer' speeding slap!
England off spinner Graeme Swann has threatened to stop paying his council tax after the magistrates gave him six penalty points in an over speeding incident.

Pietersen's 'shock' retirement puts question marks over ODI's future in cricket: Report
Kevin Pietersen's shock retirement from the fifty over format of the game has put a question mark on the viability of the one-day format in today's game, according to cricket writer Dean Wilson.

England's 'world class matchwinners' Anderson and Swann 'as good as Warne and McGrath': Saker
Coach David Saker has said England bowlers of Jimmy Anderson and Graeme Swann are as good as Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

England names unchanged squad for Nottingham Test
England has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test match against West Indies at Trent Bridge, starting on Friday.

Swann believes England still favourites to win Lord's Test against Windies
England off spinner Graeme Swann has claimed they are still favourites to win the 1st Test match against West Indies at Lord's despite losing two quick wickets during a panic-stricken final half-hour of day four, chasing 191 for victory.

Ace spinner Swann claims England will retain No. 1 tag by a mile ahead of Windies, SA series
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said his team will retain the No. 1 Test team tag by winning all six Test matches this summer at home.

Former captain Stewart warns Windies about 'best' England bowling attack
Former captain Alec Stewart believes England has one of the best bowling attacks in the world, and the touring West Indies team should be wary of it.

England stars Swann, Broad escape punishment over showing dissent
England pair Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad would both escape punishment for showing dissent when given out in their first county championship appearance of the season for Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford.

Unimpressed Holding says Oz can't win Ashes with openers like Warner, Cowan
Criticising Australia's Test openers' batting ability, former West Indies great Michael Holding believes that Australia cannot win the Ashes in England next year with David Warner and Ed Cowan at the top of the order.

Proteas should be cautious of Graeme Swann: Adams
Former South African spinner Paul Adams has asked his teammates to be cautious of the exploits of off-spinner Graeme Swann when they face England in a three-Test series starting in July.

Swann thrilled 10-wicket haul helped England retain No 1 ranking
England off spinner Graeme Swann has said he enjoyed playing a central role in their win against Sri Lanka in the second Test match at Colombo, during which he snapped 10 wickets.

Ex Pak leggie Mushtaq rates Ajmal 'far better spinner' than Swann
Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has backed bowler Saeed Ajmal to outshine his England counterpart Graeme Swann in the forthcoming Test series in the United Arab Emirates.

Bresnan, No.1 Test side England's lucky charm
Tim Bresnan, who was once dismissed as a chubby lad, has rapidly gained credence as an authentic international all-rounder and lucky charm for England, as his team has now won all 10 Tests he has played.

Panesar won't let England down if recalled: Mark Robinson
Sussex Sharks coach Mark Robinson thinks left-arm spinner Monty Panesar wouldn't let England down if he is called up into the squad to face Pakistan next month.

Proteas rookie Parnell must stay in squad to ensure team's bright prospects
South African rookie Wayne Parnell will likely be included in the squad for the South Africa- England Test series to brighten his team's prospects.

Pietersen labels Swann's autobiography 'not a clever book'
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has branded off-spinner Graeme Swann's recent autobiography "not a clever book" after the latter described KP as "not a natural leader".

Pak spinner Ajmal has advantage over Swann due to 'doosra' weapon: Holding
Former West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding has said spinner Saeed Ajmal has a better chance of making a mark in the Pakistan-England Test series as compared to his English counterpart, Graeme Swann.

Swann enjoys tactical side of captaincy, not the bull**** off it
England off-spinner Graeme Swann says that enjoys the tactical side of captaincy.I did enjoy captaincy. I enjoyed the tactical side of it and I went on instinct. It helped that we won the game in India. If it was possible to just go on the field then I'd love to do it, but I couldn't put up with all the bull**** that goes with it off the field," Swann told the Daily Mail.

Severity of punishments handed out to Pak cricketers surprised me: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has admitted that he was surprised by the severity of the punishments handed out to the three Pakistani cricketers for their role in last year's spot fixing scam.

If Swann had his way, he would not play ODIs
If England off-spinner Graeme Swann had his way, he would not include 50-over cricket in his scheme of play.

England wants to be ranked with Windies team of 80s: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes that the current national squad and the type of players coming through the system have the potential to be compared to the all conquering West Indies team of the mid-1970s and 1980s and the Australian squads of the 1990s.

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