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The Hundred 'done blatantly for TV', says Graeme Swann

May 21, 2018: The ECB's proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann

ESPNcricinfo staff

Talking T20

'In T20, I was looking to get a batsman out, not worrying about going for a four or six'

May 21, 2018: Former England offspinner Graeme Swann talks T20 tactics, why Australians are picked over England players in the IPL auction, and what Ben Stokes should have bowled to Carlos Brathwaite in the 2016 World T20 final

The Ashes 2017-18

England batsmen can play short ball - Swann

Nov 27, 2017: England need to avoid any sense of "doom and gloom" after their ten-wicket defeat in Brisbane and focus on trying to level the series in Adelaide

ESPNcricinfo staff

Twitter round-up

'Brendon McCullum must bat with an eye patch'

Jan 20, 2017: Is Baz the victim of cyber-bullying by fellow cricketers? Find out in our Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

England in India 2016-17

English spinners are third-class citizens, says Graeme Swann

Nov 3, 2016: Graeme Swann fears that England are on a hiding to nothing when the Test series against India gets underway in Rajkot next week, thanks to the ECB's outdated attitude towards slow bowling

Andrew Miller

England news

ECB lines up Swann as spin consultant

Aug 10, 2016: The ECB has invited Graeme Swann to work with England's best young spinners

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Bristol

Plunkett's ten-year half-century, and Hales' return to earth

Jun 26, 2016: Plays of the day from the third ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka

Andrew McGlashan at Bristol

World T20 Top Five

Old dogs, new format

Mar 2, 2016: Veterans who were surprise hits at the biggest show in international T20

Shashank Kishore


Blindfold batting and perfect placement

Sep 15, 2015: We scoured the internet for some of the best tests of skill in cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes 2015

England must 'nullify' Starc - Swann

Jun 20, 2015: Australia may be strong favourites to retain the Ashes, but Graeme Swann believes there is little to fear from them

George Dobell

England news

Arrogance has held England back - Swann

Jun 18, 2015: Graeme Swann has blasted previous England regimes for their "arrogance" in sticking to outdated game plans in limited-overs cricket and suggested that they "massively cocked up" by not selecting Adil Rashid in the Test team for the series in the Caribbean

George Dobell

England news

Swann hits back at Gooch reproach

Oct 16, 2014: Graeme Swann hit back at criticism from Graham Gooch over his decision to retire mid-way through England's ill-fated Ashes tour last winter, saying his only regret was going on the tour in the first place.

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KP: The Autobiography

We didn't bully, but it's not U-11s - Swann

Oct 8, 2014: Graeme Swann has insisted there was no bullying culture within the England dressing room as claimed by Kevin Pietersen

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KP: The Autobiography

KP book 'a work of fiction' - Swann

Oct 6, 2014: Graeme Swann has dismissed Kevin Pietersen's autobiography as "a work of fiction" as the backlash to one of cricket's most controversial autobiographies begins

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England news

'Friend' Swann's comments not helpful - Cook

Aug 28, 2014: England captain Alastair Cook said he was disappointed with Graeme Swann's comments, criticising England's chances at the 2015 World Cup.

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England news

'No chance' England will win World Cup - Swann

Aug 25, 2014: Graeme Swann and Michael Vaughan have joined forces to condemn England's selection and strategy heading into the 2015 World Cup

David Hopps

A hole in England's bucket

Jul 24, 2014: What's wrong with their cricket? Well, what isn't?

Jarrod Kimber

India in England 2014

Rahane the stand-out player - Swann

Jul 23, 2014: Ajinkya Rahane's counter-attacking century on the first day of the Lord's Test was the stand-out performance of the Test, according to Graeme Swann, the former England offspinner

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England news

Swann felt 'horrendous' quitting

Jan 27, 2014: Graeme Swann has spoken of his heartache at quitting midway through the Ashes but believes it was the only decision he could make having felt "awful" in his bowling

ESPNcricinfo staff

'As a nation, we're not comfortable with winning'

Jan 8, 2014: Shortly before he left for the tour to Australia, Graeme Swann talked about playing for England, the Ashes rivalry, and retirement

Interview by Felix White
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