Hosts England entered into the Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after a cakewalk victory over the Proteas who yet again choked in a major tournament. It was a disastrous batting show from South Africa that turned the big Semi-Final in a one-sided affair.
First it was Monty Panesar and Graeme Swann then Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez and now James Tredwell. Indian batsmen are traditionally known to be great players of spin, who even gave the great Sharne Warne a harrowing time when the leggie was at his peak.
England have decided to rest their premium spinner Graeme Swann for the remaining three ODIs against South Africa. Swann of late has been having a troubled elbow in his right arm which might need surgery sometime perhaps after the World Twenty20.