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Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann

Age 45EnglandENGLAND
Off break Bowler

Following his Test debut in 2008, Graeme Swann's rise to the pinnacle of spin bowling has been mercurial. Despite not being the biggest turner of the ball, his ability to loop and drift it made the now-retired Swann a difficult bowler to tackle.

The right-arm off-break bowler got his first taste of England action back during the turn of the millennium on tour to South Africa. An economical spell wasn't enough to earn a recall. During his 7-year long England hiatus, Swann impressed with both bat and ball for his county Nottinghamshire. His tally of 516 runs and 45 wickets in 2007 was finally deemed too good to overlook for an ODI return. 'Chin' as he is fondly nicknamed, won his maiden Test cap against India in 2008. He was summoned to bowl in tandem with ex-county team-mate Monty Panesar on a batsman-friendly Chennai surface and took four wickets over two innings in a comfortable Indian victory. With Panesar’s slow decline, Swann's performance simultaneously improved and in subsequent ODIs and T20Is against the likes of New Zealand, India and West Indies, he combined wickets with good economy to merit a call-up for the 2009 Ashes. His heroics in the series with both bat and ball became integral in England's 2-1 win.

During the ICC World T20 event in 2010, Swann was the stand-out bowler for England, helping his country take home its first-ever ICC trophy. Later, in 2011, the off-spinner was handed England's T20 captaincy for their series against the West Indies, after the then captain Stuart Broad's niggling shoulder injury sidelined him for quite a while. He contributed heavily with a handy tally of wickets against India in England's historic tour of 2012 which they won 2-1. An elbow surgery early in 2013 kept Swann out of action for a while but he came back with strong numbers in England's 3-0 Ashes win at home.

A body prone to injury and a return Ashes that saw a dip in Swann's bowling form and England's losing the urn in the third Test in Perth, prompted the ace spinner to hang his boots from all forms of cricket. Swann stated that he was pretty satisfied with his career and confessed that he should have retired after the Poms won the Ashes earlier in the year. Since the series was lost mid-way, Swann sprung up a surprise retirement to allow other spinners to try and fill his boots.

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Graeme Swann Statistics

Debut
England vs South Africa on Jan 23, 2000
Last
England vs Sri Lanka on Jun 13, 2013
Debut
England vs India on Dec 11, 2008
Last
England vs Australia on Dec 13, 2013
Debut
England vs New Zealand on Feb 05, 2008
Last
England vs Sri Lanka on Oct 01, 2012

Graeme Swann Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
795000013.8890.41
Highest Runs34
Balls Faced37
On DateOct 04, 07
AgainstSri LankaSL

Graeme Swann Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
79634.510427.7636.624.54
Wickets Taken5
Runs28
On DateSep 20, 09
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Graeme Swann Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2905
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Graeme Swann Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
6013705022.0976.49
Highest Runs85
Balls Faced81
On DateDec 16, 09
AgainstSouth AfricaSA

Graeme Swann Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
602558.125529.9660.192.98
Wickets Taken6
Runs65
On DateAug 06, 10
AgainstPakistanPAK

Graeme Swann Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
5401
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Graeme Swann Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
391040020.80116.85
Highest Runs34
Balls Faced20
On DateOct 01, 12
AgainstSri LankaSL

Graeme Swann Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
391355116.8415.886.36
Wickets Taken3
Runs13
On DateFeb 23, 12
AgainstPakistanPAK

Graeme Swann Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
500
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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