Not strange for home team to ask for helpful wicket: Grame Swann
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Swann also pointed out that England had approached the tour differently this time around.
"It is probably bit different this time around, how we have approached the trip. We have really tried to embrace India and embrace the series. We believe we can win it and I am not sure that has always been the case. I have only been on one Test tour before, but certainly there is more belief in this group right from the outset," Swann declared.
Swann said that it was because of the number of runs put on board that he and his spin partner Panesar had been able to get among the thick of wickets.
"What I said at the start of the tour is that if you expect just the spinners to win the game for you, you are screwed and I stand by it completely because it is a team effort. Without the monumental performances of Cook, Pietersen
and Trott in the last game we would not have been 2-1 up.
"The spinners have taken wickets but you also see the totals we have posted in those games. The crux of it is that if you get 500 in a Test match, you are not losing a match," he said.
"We have got quite a few players in good form at the moment and they are cashing on it with the bat. If you score big runs in Test cricket you put yourself in with the chance of winning and that is what we have been doing in the last two matches," he added.
However, Swann maintained that the job is not done yet and England will not take things for granted in the nest match.
"Well we haven't beaten them in all conditions because we lost the first game in Ahmedabad. We are not taking them for granted. We don't pat ourselves on the back and say 'look how well we have played in the last two games' because that is a very dangerous place to get in.
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