Only 14 matches to replace Swann. England have not had that spin option for a long time and he will be England’s hardest replacement. Ben Stokes has been England’s positive aspect. Australia have been aggressive and it is very entertaining to watch and it feels like watching the England of old.
Swann quit cricket after the third Test defeat as Australia reclaimed the Ashes, ending an international career which had yielded 255 wickets for the off-spinner.
“There is something gone wrong there and I blame the Australian players. Not all the Australian players, a certain one,” Mina Swann, 89, told The Journal newspaper in Newcastle.
“I do not think they have been (made) very welcome, the team. He is not easily upset, something nasty happened.”
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