Graeme Swann Says England Have No Chance of Winning World Cup

Graeme Swann says he is a fan of England skipper Alastair Cook but feels he should not be playing in ODIs. The spinner also says the team needs to change approach towards the 50-over format.

updated: August 25, 2014 19:16 IST
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No chance in hell: Graeme Swann says he is a patriot but feels England cannot win the 50-ver World Cup next year.


Bristol: Graeme Swann believes England "do not have a cat in hell's chance" of winning next year's World Cup unless they add more firepower to their top-order batting. (Complete coverage of England vs India)

Sunday saw England captain Alastair Cook suggest that the team's prospects for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand were "very good".

But former England off-spinner Swann, a member of the side that suffered a 10-wicket thrashing by Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals of the 2011 World Cup in Colombo, was far more pessimistic.

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