Graeme Swann Biography

Graeme Swann is a professional cricketer who plays for the English in tests, One Day Internationals as well as Twenty 20 Internationals in events organized by the International Cricket Council or the ICC. Primarily a right arm off break bowler of note, Swann can also bat quite well lower down the order and he is known to be a strong character with the bat in his hands, never throwing his wicket away when his team requires a strong man on one side of the wicket. Swann’s domestic county career began when he began to play for the Northamptonshire Steelbacks in 1997. After spending seven fabulous seasons with them, he decided that he needed a fresh challenge and moved to the Nottinghamshire Outlaws in 2005 and has been with them ever since.

Graeme Swann made his debut in One Day Internationals on the 23rd of January, 2000 against South Africa but he lost his place in the squad after that match and he had to wait for a very long period and he retirement of Ashley Giles to get his place back in the team permanently. He was selected for the England test team that went to Sri Lanka in 2007 as the second spinner in the team to back up Monty Panesar and made his debut for the test team against India in December, 2008. Since then, he has made himself a permanent fixture in the starting lineup of the England national team and was an integral part of the demolition of the hot favorite Australian team in the Ashes series of 2009. In December of the same year, Graeme Swann wrote his name on the history books for becoming the first spinner from England to take 50 wickets in one calendar year and his performances against South Africa in that series earned him two consecutive Man of the Match titles. He also reached a career high third place in the ICC rankings for bowlers at that time.

In march 2010, he broke a long awaited spell cast by Jim Laker on the English crowd as he became the first spinner since the legend to take 10 wickets in a match. So far, Graeme Swann has appeared in 36 tests and 64 One Day Internationals, taking 243 wickets in all and with a few years left in him to play top class cricket, it is highly likely that he will get to the 400 wicket mark that he has always dreamed off.

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