Swann turned off by England’s top three
ENGLAND spinner Graeme Swann admits he’s been bored into submission by the conservative nature of his side’s top three batsmen, but wouldn’t swap them for anyone else in the world.
Over the course of the last 18 months Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott have provided reliability, stability and a glut of runs from which England have launched their campaign to become the best Test team on the planet.
The methodical, mechanical way that trio go about their business may not set the pulses racing in the way England’s attacking middle order swashbucklers might, but Swann is hugely appreciative of the role they play in setting the foundations.
“I’m not a great watcher but when those three are batting my God I struggle to keep my eyes open,” he said. “I adore the fact they love batting but I would happily pay to watch an Ian Bell, or Matt Prior.
“I always watch KP as well but Cook, Strauss and Trott, if there is an uglier top three in the world I don’t know of it. But they are amazing and I would not change any of it.”