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Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar, one of England's best-known spinners, is a graduate of Loughborough MCCU.

Panesar's game benefitted from three years spent perfecting his metronomic action while studying in the East Midlands under former Loughborough coach and England bowler Graham Dilley.

Panesar graduated with a degree in Computing in Management in 2005, and less than a year later had been drafted into the England squad for the tour of India, where he established himself as his country ís number one spinner with a succession of excellent performances.

One of his finest hours for England came in the memorable series win in India in 2012-13, claiming 17 wickets.

Panesar played 50 Test Matches for England, taking 167 wickets, a record which puts him 20th on the all-time wicket-taking list.

He has also represented Northamptonshire, Sussex and Essex in county cricket, and in 2017 was appointed by Cricket Australia as a spin consultant for their tour of India.

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