Swann's the mann.
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In truth I'm blown away by Swann. I refuse to believe that even the selectors envisged he'd be this good. Some of the wickets he takes are brilliant, just brilliant. The ones against Pakistan's lefties when the ball drifted in at pace then ripped back onto the stumps. I have never seen better from a conventional offy....ever.
His batting has dipped recently but he his pretty fearless at the crease, willing to play any shot he deems fit at any time. He will score a test century sooner or later.
I even find myself almost believing he can have an impact in Australia, despite the poor showing of finger spin there in my lifetime and no doubt before. Heart v Mind.
9/10 chance Aussie players won't know he's improved unless it gets a bit of media attention here.
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The sheer number of revolutions Swann gets is insane. He'd turn it more than a lot of wrist spinners. I just hope the Kookaburra allows him to get the drift too which he's had this summer, if it does he's always going to be well in the game.
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Dale steyn is the best fast bowler currently but is still overrated he plays on helpful tracks more times than other fast bowlers,he has done well in subcontinent in india but again there was help in those matches and he looked as worse as others in rest of the matches.
Swann is yet to tested if he bowls well to srilankan and india batsman then we can rate him,he is a very good spinner no doubt but still its early.
There is this, though, which, from eye, is the quickest spell I've ever seen.
The speed at which a fielding team gets through the innings is overrated.
Why do some people seem to have this arrogance that a spinner has to prove himself against India?
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