Alec Swann is a former Northants and Lancashire opener turned cricket writer. Newcastle United and golf generally occupy his other sporting interests but there's a bit of rugby league thrown in with the Warrington Wolves and a soft spot for the Newcastle Knights.
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I don’t know a great deal about Trevor Bayliss, even after six months in charge of the England side.
My intention, prior to the events of the final day at the WACA, was to pass comment on the search for every titbit of information that leads to stories being created that aren’t anything of the kind.
An apology may be in order for my prediction in last week’s column. With the eye of a previewer and with no immediate evidence to go on, a 2-1 series victory for the Australians felt like the right way to go.
Having watched plenty of the Pakistan versus England series in the United Arab Emirates and been entertained – in a darkly comic fashion – by the old-school fare on display, I’m glad the Australian international summer is about to start.
If you play a sport, whatever the level, chances are your primary focus is what’s directly in front of you.
Like many others, I was taken aback by the conclusion to the first Test between Pakistan and England in Abu Dhabi.