SHANE WARNE

  • World Cup: To counter spinners, Michael Clarke summons Shane Warne at Australia nets 5 days ago

    Sydney: With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, on Thursday. Warne not only gave inputs to the Australian spinners but also turned the clock back during...
  • World Cup exit shines light on England's ODI woes March 10, 2015

    Sydney: "We thought 275 was chaseable. We shall have to look at the data." With those words, uttered following a defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday that knocked England out of the World Cup, Peter Moores appeared to write his own epitaph for his second spell as coach of the...
  • World Cup: Steve Smith backs Aussie coach Darren Lehmann in Shane Warne row February 22, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's Steve Smith has firmly backed national coach Darren Lehmann following some harsh criticism from leg-spinning great Shane Warne. Warne attacked former team-mate Lehmann on Sydney radio on Saturday, saying the Australian coach had too much say over onfield matters. He even suggested Lehmann had decided when Australia declared against India...
  • Captain Michael Clarke could have played World Cup opener, says Shane Warne February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne on Friday said Australian captain Michael Clarke is fitter than he has been in the last five years and should have been picked for Australia's World Cup opener against England Saturday. Warne said the 33-year-old Clarke is "ready to go" for the 14-nation quadrennial tournament in...
  • Senior players' performance will be key: Shane Warne February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Two days ahead of the awaited India-Pakistan World Cup clash at the Adelaide Oval, spin wizard Shane Warne has said the twice defending champion's fortune in the match and the tournament will largely depend on the senior players' performance. Warne, while attending an event here organised by Tourism Victoria, told...
  • Bluffing a key part of my bowling: Glenn Maxwell February 11, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Glenn Maxwell said on Wednesday that bluffing is a key weapon of his bowling and he tries to emulate spin legend Shane Warne in his bid to deceive opponents. Maxwell has been in sparkling form, hitting 95 and taking four wickets for 46 runs in the one-day international...
  • Britons vote Sachin Tendulkar as top opener in greatest ODI XI February 10, 2015

    Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar received the highest votes from the British public to open the innings in the greatest ODI XI. West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle was elected to partner India's little master at the top of the order, according to cricket.com.au. Tendulkar received 29 percent of the opening batsman...
  • Australia need Michael Clarke to win World Cup: Shane Warne February 2, 2015

    Australia need skipper Michael Clarke to be fully fit if they are going to win the ICC Cricket World Cup on home soil, legendary spinner Shane Warne has said. Clarke remains in doubt for Australia's tournament opener against England Feb 14 but the skipper's bid to return from a hamstring injury...
  • What are Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar up to? January 17, 2015

    There was never any love lost between Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spin wizard Shane Warne through more than a decade of international rivalry. Whenever they took the field, people waited with bated breath to watch a battle between the best batsman in the world and the best...
  • Shane Warne excludes Michael Bevan from all-time Aussie ODI XI January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne Friday opted to exclude one of the sport's best finishers Michael Bevan from his all-time Australian One-Day International (ODI) eleven. Always controversial, Warne omitted ODI legend Bevan, widely regarded as Australia's greatest-ever finisher after averaging 53.58 across 232 matches. Warne named his all-time Australian ODI XI during...
  • Shane Warne has been on my back for years: Mitchell Starc December 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has hit back at former compatriot and legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, saying he has been at his back for years and he was not worried by his criticisms any more. "Warnie's been on my back for years, so I'm not too worried about it," Starc...
  • Inspired by Shane Warne, Yasir Shah hopeful of World Cup place December 24, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah is determined to make an impact at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand having been inspired by the great Shane Warne. "I started playing cricket because I idolised Shane Warne. He has been my role model and I'm keeping my fingers crossed...
  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • Shane Warne says Michael Clarke's surgery a success December 17, 2014

    Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said on Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup. Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • Debate on Decision Review System rages on December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: The use of Decision Review System (DRS) has been a hot topic of discussion since Indian team's refusal to use it. It once again came in to the limelight on the third day of the first Commonwealth Bank Test between India and Australia on Thursday. According to Cricket Australia (CA)...
  • In shock. My deep condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes: Russell Crowe reacts to Australian cricketer's death November 28, 2014

    Sydney: Actor Russell Crowe has paid tribute to Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who died after suffering a serious injury while playing. Hughes passed away at a hospital here two days after suffering a serious head injury during a match, and his death has sparked an outpouring of grief among cricket fans...
  • Spin great Shane Warne backs misfiring Michael Clarke to regain form November 10, 2014

    Sydney: Shane Warne on Monday said he was concerned about Australia's batting but backed struggling skipper Michael Clarke to score heavily this summer season. The spin great said the congested home season looms as an opportunity for Australia to win some big trophies and regain the status of the top team...
  • Warne, Gilchrist, Ponting to team up for exhibition match September 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian cricket legends Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting are set to team up once again for an exhibition cricket match in December. According to Cricket Australia website, Perth Scorchers will begin their KFC T20 Big Bash League title defence with an exhibition match at Aquinas College in Perth...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' July 18, 2014

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 50 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • Finch's blistering knock takes Tendulkarled MCC XI to victory July 5, 2014

    Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a oneday match celebrating the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday. Set 294 to win, MCC finished on 296 for three with 25 balls to spare. Australia oneday specialist Finch...
  • Shane Warne injured by beamer from former teammate Brett Lee July 5, 2014

    Shane Warne suffered a suspected broken hand after being struck by an unintentional beamer from former Australia team mate Brett Lee in an MCC v Rest of the World exhibition match at Lord's on Saturday. Paceman Lee was quick to hold up his hand and offer his apologies after hitting the...
  • MCC vs RoW: As it happened July 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkarled Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warneled Rest of the World XI in a 50over oneday game to celebrate the bicentenary of the Home of Cricket Lord's. Exactly six months and 18 days...
  • Shane Warne lauds 'matchwinner' Kevin Pietersen July 4, 2014

    Shane Warne believes Kevin Pietersen will seize the chance to shine when they line up in a starstudded Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary match on Saturday. Warne, widely regarded as cricket's greatest legspinner, will captain former Hampshire colleague Pietersen against an equally starstudded MCC team led by...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to return to the cricket field at Lord's July 4, 2014

    London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warneled World XI in a bicentenary celebrations match on Saturday. On his admission, world's...
  • Warne implores Cook to quit captaincy or take a break June 27, 2014

    England skipper Alastair Cook has got only worse after the team's Ashes drubbing last year and should quit Test captaincy or take a break from the game, according to Australian spin great Shane Warne. The outspoken Australian has never been a fan of Cook's captaincy and his constant criticism seemed to...
  • Shane Warne's critisicm personal, says England captain Alastair Cook June 19, 2014

    Alastair Cook has said "something needs to be done" about the barrage of criticism he has received over his captaincy of the England team from the likes of Australia great Shane Warne. During England's 50 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative approach came under fire from legendary legspinner Warne. Regarded...
  • Shane Warne wants to date Sofia Vergara? May 29, 2014

    London: Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne, who broke up with socialite Liz Hurley earlier this year, reportedly wants to date 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara. The 41yearold Columbian actress recently split up with fiancee Nick Loeb. Warne was on a radio show in which the hosts suggested the pair to...
  • Need to practice for two months before the MCC game: Sachin Tendulkar April 30, 2014

    He has always been an epitome of commitment but even after his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar can't imagine taking an exhibition cricket match lightly. Come July 5, as Tendulkar will lead the MCC side against Shane Warne's Rest of the World side in the Lord's bicentenary game but the 41yearold is already...