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Graeme Swann announced retirement from International Cricket

Dec 23, 2013 09:30 IST

England spinner, Graeme Swann announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket on 22 December 2013 in Melbourne. He announced his retirement after England lost the Ashes series to Australia 3-0 with two tests to play.

About Graeme Swann

• He has taken 255 wickets in 60 tests at 29.96, since his Test debut in 2008
• He is the sixth-leading Test wicket taker of all time for England
• In December 2009, he became the first English spinner to take 50 wickets in a calendar year
• In March 2010, he became the first English off-spinner since Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a match
• He played his debut test against India in December 2008
• He became the second player tin Test history to take two wickets in his first test over after Richard Johnson of England
• Swann began his domestic career for Northamptonshire
• He was a part of the U-19 World Cup winning side in 1998 in South Africa


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