England Must Silent Australian Crowd To Win Ashes, Says Swann


Ashes series is more than cricket events for England and Australia. It is one of the biggest cricket series between any two nation. People from both countries involved so much in the game during Ashes. Not only people but players too involved in some argument.

Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann warned his team about the buzzing Australian crowd during the Ashes series starting from 23rd November.

He also gives his views to England team and said if England wan to gain any chance in the upcoming Ashes then they must silence the Aussie spectators.

Swann also praised the Brisbane crowd and termed the noise as unbelievable at the Gabba.

“The thing you’ve got to do is stop the noise and the easy way to do that in Australia is to get on top of them,” said Swann.

“If you get on top of the team, they’ll quickly turn on their own but obviously the hard bit is getting on top of them,” he said, speaking at the launch of BT Sport’s Ashes coverage in London.

“It’s the most unique wicket in the world, more than Perth, it’s quicker than Perth,” he added.

“It does a lot off the seam, especially early on, so you get a lot of slip catches there. It’s just very alien to anywhere else you bat in the world so teams struggle.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan also has his views on Brisbane crowd, “I always think of all the venues, Brisbane to me is the one venue where when you go out to bat you’re not just facing one bowler, you’re facing 40,000.”

“It just feels that the whole of Australia are watching you. They’re the nastiest of the crowds. No idea why but they do seem to know exactly that they can get to the England side,” he further said.

The first test of the Ashes series will start from Thursday 23rd November.


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