Friday, 6 January 2012

My no.11 bowler - (My favourite playing XI based on current players)...

My No.11 isn't really a No.11 order player, he should be and for his country he is much higher.

Graeme Swann(England)

He is a very good right-arm off spin bowler, with lots of generous flight and really tweaks the ball with lots of spin. To me when you see Swann bowl, he has the face and aggression of a very fast seam bowler, he looks like a man ready to fight. He's an aggressive bowler, not too well known for using the Doosra like other off-spinners, but instead likes to use a developed arm-ball or his own flatspinner delivery he's nicknamed the ''Flying Saucer Ball''

 I love his attitude to the game, his love of the game and the way he shows it on the field. Some might think it's border line overconfidence or arrogance. There is no harm in some of that when you have the skills to back it up, something which Swann has in abundance.

He currently is the No.3 bowlers in Test level cricket and No.4 in ODI cricket. He also has a very good habit of picking up a wicket in the first over of a spell. Something in which he holds the record for doing so. He has taken 25 wickets so far while doing this.

Also in March 2010, he became the first English off-spinner since Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a match, when he took the haul in a test match against Bangladesh.

He also is a very handy batsman also, with 6991 first-class runs to his name and four centuries, which shows he is no mug with the bat. He is a vital part to England in all forms of the game, as they look to continue their dominance in Test level cricket.

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