England off-spinner Graeme Swann admits team "had a shocker" in ICC World Twenty20 match with India

By Joe Drabble - Twitter: @SkySportsDrabs.   Last Updated: 24/09/12 5:12pm

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Graeme Swann: Admits England "had a shocker" against India

Graeme Swann: Admits England "had a shocker" against India

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England off-spinner Graeme Swann has urged his team-mates to move on from their humiliating 90-run defeat to India as quickly as possible.

The defending champions suffered their first defeat in eight ICC World Twenty20 matches in Colombo on Sunday, spectacularly failing a trial by spin to be dismissed for just 80.

England are safely through to the Super Eights stage despite the defeat and Swann is confident he and his team-mates will bounce back quickly.

In an honest assessment, he told Sky Sports: "We're pretty upbeat still. Every team has got a shocker in them and we had ours yesterday (Sunday).

"It's a good job for us that the game didn't count for anything points-wise and we've already qualified so we'll just put it to bed and move on.

"We had a stinker with the bat and in the field. I didn't think our bowling was too bad. At that ground (R.Premadasa Stadium) chasing 170 we should have been able to do it, it should have been 150 really if we'd fielded properly and we should have knocked them off.

"All in all it was just a day to forget."


Swann has taken two wickets in England's opening two matches of the tournament and claimed the prized scalp of Virat Kohli against India.

The Nottinghamshire off-spinner has been playing on despite a chronic elbow injury in recent times and admits the break he was handed in the recent English summer was essential with a gruelling winter tour of India forthcoming.

He added: "It helped me enormously because me being the age I am nowadays and my elbow being in the state it is, it needs a rest every now and again.

"The 10 days off just gave my arm a chance to settle down ready for this tournament and beyond this winter. I really have benefited from that."

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