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Graeme Swann returns to India for Test series

Graeme Swann returns back to India for Test series

Alastair Cook (left) is upbeat about Graeme Swann ahead of Test series against India © Getty Images

 

Ahmedabad: Nov 12, 2012

 

England spinner Graeme Swann is set to return back to India after flying home to see his sick baby daughter. As a result, Swann missed the third and final warm-up game against Haryana.

 

English captain Alastair Cook spoke about his return, stating everything is well and he has no doubt about Swann’s performance in the upcoming Test series.

 

“I haven’t spoken to Swanny, but all the reports have been good news – and he is coming back in the morning,” Cook said.

 

“That’s fantastic for us, and fantastic that all’s well at home as well.”

 

Cook pointed out that even though flying to England back has been tiring; Swann will come out well in the series.

 

“It’s not ideal. But in 2006, I think someone travelled quite a long way round the world as well – I think I did it even further than Swanny,” he said.

 

“He knows how to bowl; he’s been here before; he’s an experienced campaigner who knows what he’s doing. I’ve no doubts or concerns about Swanny,” Cook was quoted as saying by www.sportinglife.com.

 

Cook said he isn’t worried about controversial cricketer Kevin Pietersen’s performance too.

 

“All of our batters have had some quality time in the middle, and it’s particularly pleasing to see KP got a hundred,” he said.

 

Stuart Broad, who returned back from injury, spoke about his fitness level

 

“It felt fine, but we’ll know more in the morning,” he said.

 

“I’ll need two more bowls before the Test – Tuesday will be the main one. It feels okay, but maybe it was the adrenaline. We’ll know more tomorrow.”

 

If Broad isn’t able to make it throughout the series, we will see Tim Bresnan being accompanied by Stuart Meaker. Cook seems upbeat about Meaker and Graham Onions’ performance after their last warm-up match against Haryana.

 

“I thought all three of them showed really good control in that last session, with the reversing ball,” said Cook.

 

“It is encouraging that we have that strength in depth. On a tough tour like this, I’m sure we’ll need it.

 

“Tim’s been an integral part of our attack for the last couple of years, and he’s certainly done himself no harm in this game,” he concluded.

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