Confident Swann still sees a chance for England

Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 13:31 [IST]
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Chennai, Mar 15: Now that is what you call confidence! Graeme Swann, the English off-spinner thinks that nothing is over for them yet and they can still comeback and win the trophy that has eluded his country for 36 years. Swann is in no mood to moan over England's inconsistent campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and is harping on the need to regroup and restart their campaign in the right earnest.

Swann still upbeat on England's chance

Swann was quoted by the Reuters as saying, "There is no point in crying over split milk and the two games that we lost. We need to win the four big games now and return home victorious."

The report also quoted him saying, "It has been a long winter but there is no point in whining and moaning about it... All things considered, if we win four games, we win the World Cup.We know we can beat anybody... we have proved that by beating South Africa and the way we played against India. It is a matter of getting both facets (bowling and batting) of the game together."

Hinting that England may resort to playing two spinners against the West Indies, he was quoted as saying, "Certainly I hope the wicket is similar to the one we played against South Africa on. I think we will be crazy, if the wicket is like that, not to play two spinners."

England need to beat West Indies and pray for South Africa to ward off Ireland and Bangladesh, to keep their hopes of moving into the knock-out stages afloat. England, who came on the back of a historic Ashes victory in Australia, have been disappointing in this World Cup so far. They toiled their way to victory against minnows Netherlands before impressing in a tie against India. While they have managed to beat tournament favourites South Africa, at the same time they have also lost to Ireland and Bangladesh.

Their inconsistent campaign has also been worsened further after two of their prove match-winners Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad returned home due to injuries.

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