Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Swann backs Giles to help England regain 'world-beaters' status

Retired England off-spinner Graeme Swann has backed limited-overs coach Ashley Giles as the ideal person to replace Andy Flower as England's head coach and make the team 'world-beaters' again.

Giles, who led Warwickshire to the County Championship title in 2012, steered England to the final of the Champions Trophy on home soil in June but oversaw just one victory in eight one-day and Twenty20 matches in Australia.

According to the BBC, Swann said that Giles had been unfairly tarnished by poor results following the Ashes whitewash in Australia, adding that he is the man to lead the England team forward as he did a 'cracking job' in the during the Champions Trophy and is a good coach who had a sublime record at Warwickshire.

Stating that he expected England to become world-beaters again as they have got enough talent and great players in county cricket, Swann also said that Giles knows the system for which he was brought in by Flower to take over the one-day role.

Swann remains convinced that England's domestic game could produce the players to turn things around, adding that cricket is cyclical and certain teams emerge on top and certain players come to fruition at different times and help their team win matches. (ANI)

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