James Tredwell will be available for the final Test in Sydney

Ashes 2013-14: England call up spinners James Tredwell and Scott Borthwick after Graeme Swann's retirement

England have already lost the series, trailing 3-0 with two Tests remaining

Graeme Swann has retired from all forms of cricket midway through the Ashes seriess

Graeme Swann retirement: Swann’s bombshell leaves Ashes tour in tatters

Graeme Swann’s untimely decision yesterday to bring an immediate end to a distinguished international career was profoundly embarrassing for English cricket. It threw into further disarray a tour of Australia which has been little short of disastrous from start to middle. The finish hardly bears thinking about.

Graeme Swann has called time on his illustrious career

Graeme Swann retirement: A senior pro who has put himself before the team

The 34-year-old has picked up a nasty dose of 'cake-and-eat-it syndrome'

Graeme Swann announces his decision to retire from international and first-class cricket

Graeme Swann retirement: Battered Swann gives England one more headache

Spinner retires after admitting he had lost the ability to turn matches and reflects on a career that he never imagined would have gone so far

Alastair Cook looks dejected after Australia win the Ashes at Perth

Ashes 2013-14: England must start change sooner rather than later - it is the only option

The humiliating defeat to Australia has prompted talk that this England side is past it and a new crop of players should be given a chance to shine

Ricky Ponting believes England are

Ashes 2013-14: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting claims England are 'past it' and calls for star names to be dropped

Retired Ponting feels that England showed they were on the decline in the summer Ashes Series which has continued to show Down Under

Kevin Pietersen of England leaves the field after being dismissed by Nathan Lyon of Australia during day four of the Third Ashes Test Match

Ashes 2013-14: Captain Alastair Cook's first-baller sums up England tour as Australia tighten grip on the urn

The Ashes appear to be lost with England requiring a world record 504 runs to win the Third Test from a position of 251 for 5

Ian Bell reacts after his dismissal on the fourth day of the third Test on Monday

Ashes 2013-14: 'Australia have been better in every department,' concedes Ian Bell

Australia need five more wickets to secure the Ashes series

Chris Rogers found the going harder than his opening partner but they still put on 157

Ashes 2013-14: David Warner’s belligerent impact means he has barely trailed Mitchell Johnson as Australia's most influential performer in the Ashes

The Aussie Angle: His blazing century on Saturday improved his record this series to 457 runs at 91.40.

Matt Prior (far right) engages in a war of words with Australian batsman David Warner (second from right)

Ashes 2013-14: Sledging David Warner is not too smart so button it, Matt Prior

It didn't affect Warner, he went on to score a century

Ashes 2013-14 Podcast: Stephen Brenkley and Tom Collomosse's audio review of the third day

The Ashes Podcast: Stephen Brenkley and Tom Collomosse review the third day of the third Test in Perth. Listen below...

Ashes 2013-14: Blame aplenty as England reach their Ashes nadir

Australia: 385 & 195-2 (57.0 overs), England: 251 (88.0 overs)

England batsman Kevin Pietersen walks off at the Waca after the fall of his wicket

Ashes 2013-14: Geoffrey Boycott hits out at ‘bottler’ Kevin Pietersen

Geoffrey Boycott has accused Kevin Pietersen of “bottling it” whenever he is required to play an innings of patience and concentration.

England bowler Tim Bresnan struggled on his return to the side in the Third Ashes Test

Ashes 2013/14: We may have picked wrong team, says England bowling coach David Saker

England let a commanding position slip as they failed to capitalise on in taking five early wickets, and Saker feels they must bowl better if they are to stand any chance of getting back into the Ashes

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