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Swann wants to play big role in England's push for 4-0 win

Published: Monday, August 22, 2011, 2:45 [IST]
 
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Swann eager to help Eng whitewash India

London, Aug 22: England off-spinner Graeme Swann said he looked forward to playing a big part in his team's push for a 4-0 whitewash of India on the final day of the fourth and final cricket Test here.

"I look forward to it, having to play a big part in a potential victory for England. It's going to be a hard day, make no bones about that. We've got seven more wickets to take and we need to get them fairly sharpish so we don't end up in a situation where we might have to bat again," Swann said at the post-match press conference after fourth day's play.

"We need to crack on in the morning in the same vein we finished tonight, because I thought we bowled really well in that last session," he said.

Swann said it would be of no use doing so well in the four days if England do not press for a win on the final day.

"After five days of cricket, if you're just going to turn up happy with the draw, then you're not going to last long in this regime. We'll be turning up tomorrow, 100 per cent committed to try and win the game. If anyone aired those sort of views (of a draw) in the changing room, they'd be shot down and rightly so.

"We need to try to get the wickets early. It would help if we could get three or four before lunch, especially get rid of Tendulkar. We don't want him sticking around too long," said Swann who took three wickets in India's first innings.

Swann was happy for his bowling but he said on a wicket such as this, any spinner worth his salt would have done well.

"If you're on a wicket that turns and bounces and you're not causing any problems to anyone, you are probably in the wrong profession," he said.

PTI

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