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Swann to return home from Australian tour

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Adelaide, Jan 25 (AP) England spinner Graeme Swann willreturn to England from the Australian tour because of a backinjury.

England coach Andy Flower said Tuesday that Swann had alower back strain, and that, combined with knee bruising,means he should recuperate back in England.

Swann joins allrounder Tim Bresnan, who has already leftAustralia with a calf strain. Flower said he was confidentSwann and Bresnan would be fit for the World Cup starting inmid-February in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Batsman Kevin Pietersen, who missed Sunday''s one-day lossto Australia with a groin injury, will be fit to play inWednesday''s fourth match, Flower said.

Australia leads the seven-match series 3-0. (AP) AT

Story first published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 10:15 [IST]
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