Melbourne: Australian bowling coach David Saker has compared England paceman James Anderson and spinner Graeme Swann to legendary Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne. Saker said when Anderson and Swann bowl in tandem it reminisces him of the combination of Australian greats McGrath and Warne.
Anderson and Swann so far have shared 455 Test wickets between them, a figure which is quite distant from the combined tally of 1271 of the two Australians, who retired in 2007.
"When Jimmy and Swann bowl together it is not unlike McGrath and Warnie at times. McGrath and Warne in tandem were amazing but I have seen some spells from Jimmy and Swanny that have been just as good or better at times," Saker, a former Victoria and Tasmania seamer, said.