‘Funny’ Swann has blossomed into world’s best spin bowler: Stewart

July 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 25 (ANI): Former England captain Alec Stewart insists that spinner Graeme Swann has got all the attributes to win the Ashes series Down Under this winter.With seven five-wicket hauls, almost 100 wickets and an Ashes series victory from last summer already under his belt, Stewart believes Swann is making up for lost time after being a latecomer to the international scene.

Stewart believes the 31-year-old has blossomed into a cricketer capable of leading England’s attack as they bid to avenge the 5-0 humiliation suffered at the hands of Australia in the 2006-07 Ashes series.

“Graeme is the best spin bowler in the world currently and his record shows that,” the News of The World quoted Stewart, who earned 133 Test caps before his retirement in 2003, as saying.”That is through hard work, through intelligence, through maturity and he will just build on it. He is one of the funniest guys I have ever met in cricket, but looking back he did a lot wrong on the 1999-2000 trip,” Stewart said. (ANI)

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