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    I won't dispute his decision to retire given his age and recent dip in form, but mid-series? That part doesn't sit right.

    Obviously he wanted to make sure his average doesn't go above 30
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    It's mid-series but it isn't really as the series is essentially over.
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    Trott gone. Swann gone. Prior next??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    I won't dispute his decision to retire given his age and recent dip in form, but mid-series? That part doesn't sit right.

    Obviously he wanted to make sure his average doesn't go above 30
    Theory was he was probably quitting at the end of the series anyway and was either being dropped or they(swann and flower/cook) mutually decided it was better to play Monty long term - and so rather than waiting around for a few weeks or having some jolly sendoff which does nothing to progress the team he quits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    I won't dispute his decision to retire given his age and recent dip in form, but mid-series? That part doesn't sit right.

    Obviously he wanted to make sure his average doesn't go above 30
    Not sure we can even call this a "dip in form" can we?? Was highest wicket taker in the last series he played and is just struggling in the worlds biggest graveyard for finger spinners.

    Guess I'll have to reserve judgement until we hear the reason but right now I'm a mix of sadness and utter rage about it.

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    Swann was always overrated anyway. There are several better spinners in England knocking on the door.

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    Well good luck Swanneh, I Think our once resident doctor Lillian Thompson said Swann was mad to comeback so soon after his ops, it seems he was right.

    It seems having pieces of fractured bone floating around in your elbow, isn't healthy, who'd of thunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumastudetto View Post
    Swann was always overrated anyway. There are several better spinners in England knocking on the door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    It's mid-series but it isn't really as the series is essentially over.
    There is a lot to play for these last 2 tests Scaly.........a hell of a lot.

    All I'll say now is that there had better be a very good family reason for it otherwise this is piss weak in the extreme!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumastudetto View Post
    Swann was always overrated anyway. There are several better spinners in England knocking on the door.
    Yeah we all await Kerrigan to become the full-time spinner, what a joy that will be....

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    One hopes he has a good reason for it.

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    Will be nice to see the Wests product, Monty, play though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    There is a lot to play for these last 2 tests Scaly.........a hell of a lot.

    All I'll say now is that there had better be a very good family reason for it otherwise this is piss weak in the extreme!!
    Why, he isn't bowling well, he doesn't seem fit, and it gives another bloke a chance.

    He's quitting cricket BTW, not just international cricket, it's got to be the injuries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Yeah we all await Kerrigan to become the full-time spinner, what a joy that will be....
    We have far better spinners coming through than Kerrigan.

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