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Last Updated: Monday, 10 September 2007, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Swann named in England ODI squad
Swann
Swann gets his chance after a good season with Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire off-spinner Graeme Swann is a surprise inclusion in England's squad for October's one-day international tour of Sri Lanka.

He replaces Chris Tremlett in the 15-man squad after the paceman suffered a foot injury in the series with India.

The 28-year-old returns to the England set-up after an absence of seven years.

Chairman of selectors David Graveney said: "The conditions in Sri Lanka are favourable to spin. Graeme's inclusion will allow us to field two spinners."

I was watching the Last Night of the Proms when I heard

Graeme Swann
Swann has played a single one-day international, in January 2000 against South Africa in Bloemfontein, bowling just five overs for no wickets.

He told BBC Radio 5live: "I got the phone call from chairman of selectors David Graveney on Saturday night to let me know that I was in.

"It has been very hard keeping a lid on things and not shouting from the rooftops - obviously I'm delighted.

"I was sat down watching the Last Night of the Proms at the time. It was a lovely end to the day for me."

England one-day captain Paul Collingwood added: "Graeme has done fantastically well for Notts.

"He is an exciting cricketer - he's got a lot of energy and obviously he can bat a bit as well, so he's got an all-round package to him.

"I know he has been involved in the past. I think he's learned from that experience and become a better cricketer for that.

"We're all looking forward to him meeting up with the squad."

Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has also been included in the touring party, as have Ravi Bopara and Ryan Sidebottom, subject to fitness.

606: DEBATE
The squad plays five one-day internationals from 1 October, with a separate party to be named for a Test tour starting in mid-November.


England squad:
Paul Collingwood (Durham, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Stuart Broad (Leicestershire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Andrew Flintoff (Lancashire), Dimitri Mascarenhas (Hampshire), Monty Panesar (Northamptonshire), Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire), Matthew Prior (Sussex), Owais Shah (Middlesex), Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Luke Wright (Sussex)


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