Waugh tips Swann, Mendis and Harbhajan to fill void
Jul 28, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh tipped Graeme Swann, Ajantha Mendis and Harbhajan Singh to fill the void left by the retirement of spin bowling’s golden generation.
Test cricket was privileged to have Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble popularising the craft of slow bowling but Waugh was confident that the ’generation next’ of spin bowlers were ready to take up the baton.
Waugh tipped England off-spinner Graeme Swann to trouble Australia in the Ashes, which begins in November.
"Swann burst into the scene as a steady bowler, not every trick in his bag but he has been the most successful spinner in the last one year. He is going to have a big impact in the Ashes.
"(Sri Lanka’s) Ajantha Mendis is another amazing bowler and he is going to be back (in form). In India, Harbhajan Singh has done well, especially against Australia."