GRAEME Swann is to fly home and try to get fit in time for the World Cup.
A back injury has brought an end to the off-spinner’s tour of Australia.
“It’s frustrating to return home from the tour early but the priority for me now is the World Cup and getting my body right so that I am able to play an important role for England throughout the tournament,” he said.
“I will be following the rest of the series and hope to see England put in some positive performances over the next fortnight.
“I’ve had the time of my life over here and bringing back the Ashes is something that will always stay with me.”