Swann hopes to wake England pals from their one-day slumber

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London, Sep.15 (ANI): Off-spinner Graeme Swann is hoping to give a wake up call to his England team-mates when they take on Australia in the fifth of the seven match NatWest series.

The day-night clash is to be played at Trent Bridge tonight.

The spin ace told SunSport: "I'm going to try to lift the camp. I find it easy to have a laugh while playing cricket - and it's probably more important to do that when you are losing. I don't target anyone in particular with the piss-taking. It is whoever walks in the dressing room at the wrong time. But you can't kid anyone, we've played terrible cricket in the one-day series so far."

England's one-day form needs a sharp hand-brake turn if they are to stand any chance in the upcoming Champions Trophy in South Africa. Their mini-World Cup campaign starts on September 25 and once again you wouldn't back them to bag the silverware.

Swann was meeting fans on the Ashes Urn Tour. (ANI)

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