Cricket - England suffer Swann injury blow

England went into their Champions Trophy opener against Australia at Edgbaston without the injured Graeme Swann and the dropped Steven Finn.

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Cricket - England suffer Swann injury blow
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James Tredwell has replaced injured Graeme Swann, pictured, in the Champions Trophy opener against Australia

Swann has back trouble and has been replaced by his perennial deputy James Tredwell, while Finn was the surprising casualty of England's decision to select all-rounder Ravi Bopara in place of a fifth specialist bowler.

Australia, again captained by George Bailey in the absence of Michael Clarke (back), went with the same side that was hammered by India in their last warm-up game after being bowled out for 65. Bailey lost the toss and was asked to bowl first by Alastair Cook.

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