London, June 21 (ANI): Former England spinner Graeme Swann has issued a warning to the team, saying that they should be worrying about Mitchell Starc not Mitchell Johnson.
With the much-awaited first Test of Ashes 2015 set to start on July 8 at Cardiff, it would be the Aussies, who will start as favourites as they overpowered West Indies recently to clinch the Frank Worrell Trophy.
Swann insisted that only one Mitchell could beat England in the Ashes this summer – and his second name is not Johnson, adding that Starc was above and beyond the best match-winning player they’ve got at the minute.
He said that England have got no hope of winning the Ashes if Starc bowls well, but if they nullify him in some way then they’ve got a chance, the Guardian reported.
Swann is, however, far from convinced that the prolific Steve Smith will continue his prolific run of form through this summer at number three.
He said that according to him, he doesn’t have a great technique.
However, Swann added that weakness would emerge with Smith as he was not like a Steve Waugh – a nugget with no obvious ways of getting him out. (ANI)