Wednesday 6 March 2013 

Swann Set For Operation, Opening Day Washed Out

	Swann Set For Operation, Opening Day Washed Out
Swann Set For Operation, Opening Day Washed Out
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New Zealand v England
First Test, Dunedin, day one

The opening day of the first Test between England and New Zealand saw no play at all due to rain and bad light at Dunedin's University Oval.

New Zealand handed left-arm spinner Bruce Martin and opening batsman Hamish Rutherford their Test debuts while England were forced to replace Graeme Swann with Monty Panesar.

Swann is set to leave the tour and head to United States of America for another operation on his injured elbow, with the aim of returning to fitness ahead of the Champions Trophy and the Ashes in the summer.

James Tredwell will join the squad in New Zealand as his replacement.

Swann, 32, has played 50 Tests taking 212 wickets and was rested for the tour of India before struggling during England's final warm-up match against a New Zealand XI.

© Cricket World 2013

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