Agence France-PresseNovember 11, 2013 02:17
Ageing off-spinner Graeme Swann insisted Monday that England are not too old to defend the Ashes, saying the team's mix of youth and experience is an asset.
More than half of the touring side to Australia are older than 30, including key players Ian Bell (31), James Anderson (31), Kevin Pietersen (33) and Swann (34).
But Swann, who has 248 Test wickets from 57 matches, said any "Dad's Army" jibes were misplaced.
"I don't think we need to worry about the age of the team -- I think I'm the oldest," he said on the England and Wales Cricket Board website.