Ashes

Swann bids to retain Ashes

2013-07-30 11:11
Graeme Swann (Gallo)
London - England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.

Ashton Agar, 19, has made more impact with the bat than ball after scoring 98 on debut in the first Test at Trent Bridge and fellow spinner Nathan Lyon, with 76 wickets in 22 tests, looks set to come in either as a replacement or accompaniment.

"He will be assessed by the medical team closer to the start of the Test and we have therefore included an extra batsman in James Taylor who has been in good form," England selector Geoff Miller said in a statement.

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