Sydney: Graeme Swann jumped into retirement before he was pushed, Australian media speculated Monday, raising questions about morale in the England camp ahead of the two final dead rubber Ashes Tests. (Read: Swann leaves England with parting shots at teammates?)
The front-line spinner stunned the cricket world on Sunday when he announced his immediate departure from international and first-class cricket mid-way through the series with the Ashes already lost. (Read: Scott Brothwick, James Tredwell called up in England Ashes side)
Australia head into Thursday's fourth Test in Melbourne with an unassailable 3-0 series lead and chasing a 5-0 clean sweep in the remaining two Tests over Christmas and New Year.