Spinner Graeme Swann has retired from England's cricket team with two matches left to play in their Ashes tour of Australia.
Thanks to you all for your messages and support throughout my career. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
England have already lost the series having suffered defeat in their first three matches, and are now fighting to avoid a 5-0 whitewash.
It was always a privilege to represent my great country playing the game I love and I'll forever support the three lions #keepthefaith
Swann told the Sun on Sunday (£): "It would be wrong for me to stay on for two more games just in the hope of picking up a few more wickets and adding to my personal tally." The spin-bowler also said his right elbow "hasn't felt quite the same" since a second operation earlier this year.
Swann's retirement follows Jonathan Trott's departure from the tour after England's first defeat, citing a stress-related illness.
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