May 1, 2011

English cricket

England aiming for No.1 spot - Swann

Siddhartha Talya

David Lloyd catches up with Graeme Swann as he prepares for the Test series against Sri Lanka at home. Read it all in the Independent on Sunday.

"It's important for us to keep getting better and better, especially in our home conditions. We have got to make it as tricky for people playing England in England as teams used to find taking on Australia in Australia.

"Being the No 1 Test team would be a great title to have and it's what we are going for. We've made no secret about that – we want to be No 1 in both Tests and one-dayers. We've got a better chance of doing it, sooner rather than later, in Test cricket, whereas the one-dayers might take a bit longer."

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