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Swann hopes to wake England pals from their one-day slumber

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London, Sep.15 (ANI): Off-spinner Graeme Swann is hoping to give a wake up call to his England team-mates when they take on Australia in the fifth of the seven match NatWest series.

The day-night clash is to be played at Trent Bridge tonight.

The spin ace told SunSport: "I'm going to try to lift the camp. I find it easy to have a laugh while playing cricket - and it's probably more important to do that when you are losing. I don't target anyone in particular with the piss-taking. It is whoever walks in the dressing room at the wrong time. But you can't kid anyone, we've played terrible cricket in the one-day series so far."

England's one-day form needs a sharp hand-brake turn if they are to stand any chance in the upcoming Champions Trophy in South Africa. Their mini-World Cup campaign starts on September 25 and once again you wouldn't back them to bag the silverware.

Swann was meeting fans on the Ashes Urn Tour. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 13:13 [IST]
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