Graeme Swann Includes One Legendary Indian Cricketer In His Favourite Playing XI

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Graeme Swann Includes One Legendary Indian Cricketer In His Favourite Playing XI 

Graeme Swann Includes One Legendary Indian Cricketer In His Favourite Playing XI
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While there is no cricket due to the COVID-19 or coronavirus outbreak globally, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently asked the cricket family to pick up the favourite playing XI. In this occasion, the former England off-spinner Graeme Swann revealed his favourite playing XI where he also named one legendary Indian cricketer.

Graeme Swann was one of the greatest off-spinners in international cricket history. Among the English spinners, while he is the most international wicket-taker, he is the second most Test and ODI wicket-taker too. Swann served for England from 2000 to 2013 where he played 60 Tests, 79 ODIs and 39 T20Is. In his international career, Swann picked up 255 Test wickets, 104 ODI wickets and 51 T20I wickets respectively.

Graeme Swann
Graeme Swann (Image Credit: Twitter)

Swann chose former England cricketer Colin Milburn and New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe as the opening partners. His next name was the legendary Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman. Another great Australian cricketer Mark Waugh is also in this squad.

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The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, the most run-scorer in international cricket history as well as in Test and ODI cricket, is the lone Indian in this list. In his international career, Swann dismissed Tendulkar for four times.

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Sachin Tendulkar (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

English legend Sir Ian Botham is also in this playing XI. Swann picked Alan Knot as the wicketkeeper of this team. The legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is the lone spinner in this squad.

In the pacer bowling line-up, Swann selected the former England pacer Harold Larwood, legendary Pakistan left-arm pacer Wasim Akram and English star James Anderson. While Swann played 178 international matches, he played 129 international matches alongside Anderson (56 Tests, 64 ODIs and nine T20Is).

James Anderson
James Anderson (Credits: Getty Images)

Among these players, only Anderson is still active in international cricket. While Anderson is the most international wicket-taker as well as Test and ODI wicket-taker for England, he is the most Test wicket-taker as a pace-bowler too.

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