Graeme Swann to work with young England spinners

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has been asked by the England and Wales Cricket Board to work with young English spinners.

The 35-year-old retired midway through the Ashes tour last winter having taken 255 wickets in 60 Tests.

He told BBC Test Match Special: "Peter Such is the head of the spin department and he has asked me to talk to bowlers.

"I'll sit with spinners like Simon Kerrigan, Adam Riley and Scotty Borthwick."

Asked what his role would be, Swann said: "Just to try to impart some advice or knowledge about Test cricket, because it is different to county cricket.

"I was lucky to go on a couple of tours and not play so I learned a lot then."

Kerrigan, the 25-year-old slow left-arm bowler from Lancashire, made his Test debut in the final match of the home Ashes series against Australia last year, but conceded 0-53 in eight overs in the first innings at The Oval and did not bowl in the second.

Kent's Riley, 22, is an off-spinner who has taken 24 County Championship wickets in Division Two this season at an average of 29.80, with a best of 5-78 against Surrey at Canterbury.

Borthwick, a 24-year-old leg-spinner with Durham, made his Test debut at Sydney in the final match of the 5-0 Ashes whitewash last winter, taking 1-49 and and 3-33.