England cricket head coach Peter Moores has conceded that his next priority is to find a new front-line spinner to his squad in order to replace right-arm offspinner Graeme Swann.
Swann, 35, who retired from international cricket on 21 December 2013 following the winter Ashes series in Australia and since then his void space has yet to be filled by the England selectors.
“We are going to have to identify our next spinner, there’s no doubt about that,” said Moores.
However, England’s most experienced Test match spinner Monty Panesar had been in rumours to be included to the squad but due to disciplinary problems ruled him out of the picture.
It is understood that Moores is keen to add a new front-line spinner to his squad ahead of the five-test match series against India, staring on July-9-2014.