Swann Catches Strauss's Eye

Featured News | 9th May 2009

England captain Andrew Strauss heaped praise on Nottinghamshire all-rounder Graeme Swann following the ten wicket victory over West Indies in the first npower test.

Swann was named man of the match after scoring 63 runs in England’s first innings and claiming six wickets, including the crucial double dismissal of Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

"Graeme is an excellent bowler at left-handers in particular," said Strauss.

"I haven't seen a left-hander play him with real confidence yet. He troubles everyone, has a good variety and I think he's a smart bowler.

"Possibly the fact he's come in a little bit late in his career means he's had a little bit more time to think about his variations, how to out-think people and get them out. We're excited about what he can offer us."

Swann won’t be available for selection for Notts Outlaws when they face Worcestershire Royals at Trent Bridge on Sunday after the ECB decided to rest all players who featured against West Indies apart from Ravi Bopara who will feature for Essex against Lancashire.

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