Swann owes much to his wilderness years

Much success for Graeme Swann but his feet are firmly on the ground

From England’s point of view, arguably the most perfect aspect of the “perfect” performance that they turned in at the Adelaide Oval last week was the sight of Graeme Swann doing exactly what was expected of him. The batting feats of Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen were the outstanding components of a memorable result, while James Anderson‘s first-morning spell was devastating and invaluable. But come the fifth day, with a victory to be harvested on a wearing pitch, though with bad weather lurking over the horizon, all eyes turned to one man – and he delivered at precisely the moment it was required.

Full story: ESPNcricinfo

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