Swann links up with Oz legend Mallett to `turn form around` ahead of Adelaide Test

ANI| Updated: Dec 04, 2013, 13:11 PM IST

Sydney: Graeme Swann has linked up with former Australian spin great Ashley Mallett in a bid to lift his flagging fortunes and bowl England to a series-levelling victory in Adelaide, according to reports.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Swann met one of his mentors, Mallett, on Tuesday night, two days before the second Test, in a secret meeting to get tips on what he needed to do for success at the Adelaide Oval.

No finger-spinner has taken more wickets at the Test venue than Mallett, who claimed 25 victims in six games from 1971-80, the report said.

Mallett and the English spinner have a long-standing relationship back to 2001 when they held one-on-one sessions while a young Swann was in Adelaide on tour with the England Academy team, the report added.

Mallett said that they just had a chat about bowling, generally.

He believes a more attacking line outside off stump turning into the right-handers is required in Adelaide due to the less bounce on offer and Swann will do that.