Swann Ready for English Summer

May 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment


Graeme Swann says he is “quietly confident” his elbow woes are behind him ahead of an exciting summer of English cricket.

Swann was forced home from England’s winter tour of New Zealand in order to undergo an operation on his troublesome elbow injury.

Bone fragments that that were dangerously close to the nerve had to be removed, a procedure that carried some risk to Swann’s career.

However, the operation was a success and, after two months on the sidelines, the 34-year-old returned to action for Nottinghamshire at the start of the English domestic summer.

He bowled 40.2 overs in a County Championship defeat to Durham earlier this month and featured in two YB40 matches last week.

It is a timely return to action for Swann ahead of an unprecedented year that will take in the ICC Champions Trophy and back-to-back Ashes series.

First though is a two-match return Test series with New Zealand, with Swann poised to link up with the squad in London next week.

The off-spinner, who has taken 212 wickets in 50 Test matches for England, is pleased with how his rehabilitation has gone and is excited to return to action.

“It is a long summer but I’ve had four months off now; I’ve not had a break like that since I started playing for England,” he said to Betfair cricket betting pundits.

“Who knows if the arm will hold up? I think it will – I’m quietly confident. It is an amazing summer – it is a long one with the Champions Trophy and two Ashes series; you can’t get better than that, really.”

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