An off-spin bowler and lower-middle order batsman, Udal
played his first game for his home county Hampshire at 20 in 1989.
spun England to glory in the capital of Bollywood in 2006 and he's backing Swann, the undoubted star of the show, to do the same.
(below, with the winning England team) took a matchwinning 4-14 in 9.2 overs in the second innings to accelerate India's demise, bowled out for 100 and losing by 212 runs.
said: "They're the best players of spin in the world, particularly on their own tracks because when it does turn they play it very, very well.
Even with England's new star Steven Finn rested, a seam attack of Tim Murtagh, Pedro Collins and Gareth Berg is useful, and 41-year-old Udal
remains a wily spinner.
, 41, who was coaxed out of retirement by the county before taking over the captaincy in September 2008, succeeded in stabilising the side following a difficult period under predecessor Ed Smith, but has been disappointed by their modest performances this summer.
" We know he ( Tendulkar) is very keen and basically he would love to come, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India has not been as positive as Sachin would like," Udal
told BBC Radio in London.
said: "We were made aware through various sources that, if the series didn't go particularly well, he had expressed an interest in playing county cricket of some form and, if anything happens - and it's still a big if - he would like to play at Lord's."
confirmed Middlesex would be very interested in Ntini if the seamer accepts his South Africa career is over and makes himself available as a so-called Kolpak player.
, who played nine ODIs for England, believes talk of the spinner's decline is both premature and foolish.
He took two key four-wicket hauls during that series but Udal
has warned the Nottinghamshire spinner he may have to be more patient in his quest for wickets this tour in South Africa, which is a country not renowned for helping slow bowlers.