Swann confident he’ll be ready

February 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm 1 comment

England are still sweating over the fitness of a number of their bowling attack but none more so than off-spinner Graeme Swann, who had to return home from Australia early following a knee injury. The 31 year old joined fellow bowlers Ajmal Shahzad, Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad on the fitness table but the quartet are expected to be fit in time for opening group game against Holland on February 22nd.

England will be keen for as many of the injured party to play some part in the two pre-tournament warm-up games against Canada and Pakistan as they look to return to match fitness. Anyone following the cricket betting odds will now that Swann’s fitness is key to his side’s chances.

Swann’s presence in the England side will be essential if Andrew Strauss’s men are going to have any chance of challenging for the trophy this year. It is widely expected that spin is going to have a major part to play in this tournament on the dry, slow sub-continent pitches.

Without Swann England don’t have a spinner capable of leading the side through to the latter stages of the tournament. James Tredwell and Michael Yardy are very decent players but nowhere near what is needed on the world cricket’s biggest stage.

Swann has admitted that he isn’t 100% fit at the moment but the spinner was confident of recovering in time.

“I’m not fully fit but I’m getting there, I haven’t had a bowl yet. I’ll be doing that on Tuesday. I’m a little bit nervous about it but I should be fine,” he said.


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  • 1. mankush  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm



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