Graeme Swann predicts how spinners will fare upon returning to the field

Published: Jul 20, 2020, 10:42 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Former England spinner Graeme Swann spoke on how spinners will fare upon returning to the field

Former England cricketer and star spinner Graeme Swann recently spoke about player, mainly how spinners would perform once they return to the field post the coronavirus lockdown.

Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Cricket Connected, former England spinner Graeme Swann spoke on how spinners will fare upon returning to the field, “It’s all in the head, once you get to the top of professional cricket and international cricket as well, you are brilliant in what you do, you are very very good, your body knows exactly what it is doing. It’s all in your head, no matter how much time these guys have off, muscle memory does not disappear. It’s like riding a bike, you still remember how to do it. So, the guys who convince themselves early on, doesn’t matter about rhythm, doesn’t matter about this, doesn’t matter about that, how long you have been off, I’m just going to do it, I am going to remember the feeling. For a spinner, just flicking the ball on your fingers at home, that’s enough for me, just make sure the ball still feels the same in your hands.”

Cricket Connected airs every Saturday & Sunday at 7 PM & 9 PM IST on the Star Sports network and Disney+ Hotstar. The show, hosted by the much-loved Jatin Sapru, has cricketing legends engage with fans through video calls, while also discussing a range of topics. This weekend of Cricket Connected English will have former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan who will team up with former English cricketer Graeme Swann as the special guests. In addition to Pathan, Cricket Connected Hindi will have Team India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel.

Some of the highlights & talking points of this weekend are:
Relive the best World Cup Final ever – England’s heroes Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler narrate the tale of the final
Closest finishes in ICC Finals – 2007 T20 World Cup, 2016 T20 World Cup & 2017 Women's World Cup
Women in Blue on Cricket Connected – Harmanpreet Kaur & Smriti Mandhana
Live cricket is back – Analysis and Report from 3TC
India’s next generation stars – players to watch out for (Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Patel, Shubman Gill , Navdeep Saini)
Join Quinton De Kock on Cricket Connected
Relive Natwest Final Win

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