Swann to work as spin bowling consultant with young England’s spinners
Peter Such, the spin bowling coach of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is looking to take Graeme Swann’s services to groom young spinners of the country.
Swann has been England’s most successful off-spinner since Jim Laker, he struck 255 times in 60 test matches.
As he is busy with his commitments with media, he will not be available for full time coaching and likely to work as a consultant with spinners.
England has specialist coaches for batsmen and seamers, however, there is no coach for spinners. Recently, the ECB took Saqlain Mushtaq onboard to work with Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid during the second test match of the series against Pakistan. The board has also showed interest in having him with the squad during their tour to Bangladesh and India later this year.
Previously, England has taken services of former New Zealand’s left-arm slow bowler, Daniel Vettori and Pakistan’s ex-leggie, Mushtaq Ahmed for a couple of years.
England has called their young spinners to bowl to their batsmen in nets in order to get them ready to face Yasir Shah in the series.
Spinners will play a huge role in England’s tour to Bangladesh and India in the coming winters. When England travelled to India last time in 2012, Swann and Monty Panesar destroyed Indian batting line with a tally of 37 wickets in the series together.
However, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will have to do the trick this time for their team.