SHANE WARNE

  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Gilchrist hails Ashwin's delivery to Amla as 'T20 ball of the century' April 5, 2014

    Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist hailed Ravichandran Ashwin's carrom ball, which knocked off Hashim Amla's off-stump during the second ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday, as the "T20 ball of the century". Ashwin's delivery evoked startling comparisons with legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's ball of the century to Mike Gatting. The...
  • Shane Warne helping South Africa leggie Tahir for India battle April 2, 2014

    Mirpur: As the South African spinners gear up to counter a formidable Indian line-up, they had a pleasant surprise awaiting them at the net session when legendary legspinner Shane Warne came over to hand them tips ahead of the second semi-final of the ICC World T20 on Friday. "We were all...
  • Organise more Test matches: Tendulkar to ICC March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Batting-great Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that ICC must organise more Tests if the traditional format is to survive and credited Twenty20 cricket for making the five-day matches more result-oriented these days. Tendulkar was speaking at the ESPNcricinfo awards night after being voted Cricketer of the Generation, on Friday. "The ICC should...
  • Warne congratulates Waston on being chosen Rajasthan Royals captain March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Spin legend and former Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne congratulated compatriot Shane Watson on being chosen as the skipper of the IPL side in the upcoming seventh edition of the cash-rich league. The 32-year-old all-rounder Watson was yesterday named Rajasthan Royals captain in place of the retired Rahul Dravid...
  • Warne impressed with Clarke's courage March 2, 2014

    Sydney: Spin wizard Shane Warne was proud with the way Australian captain Michael Clarke showed his toughness while batting on the first day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa when the batsman took several blows on his body from pacer Morne Morkel. Clark was peppered with a barrage of...
  • Shane Warne factor big as Australia seek answers February 28, 2014

    Cape Town: Shane Warne's vast Test experience has been well utilised by the Australian squad in the lead-up to the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Captain Michael Clarke says the veteran of 145 Test matches and arguably the greatest legspinner of all time...
  • Adam Gilchrist to join Warne in Lord's bicentenary match February 18, 2014

    London: Adam Gilchrist will be behind the stumps to fellow Australia great Shane Warne one more time after his involvement in the Lord's bicentenary match was confirmed on Tuesday. Gilchrist will be a member of the Rest of the World team captained by Warne that will play Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC),...
  • Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne to lead teams in Lord's bicentenary February 6, 2014

    London: English cricket fans are set to get one more chance to see Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in action at Lord's after the pair were confirmed on Wednesday as captains for a match marking the ground's 200th anniversary. Recently retired India batting star Tendulkar will lead Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC),...
  • Shane Warne to 'think about' England coaching job February 3, 2014

    Sydney: Australian bowling great Shane Warne, so often the cause of England's demise, offered on Monday to think about reviving the old enemy as the country's next coach. As England players flew home in the early hours following a final defeat in Sydney, Warne took to Twitter in answer to...
  • Shane Warne to mentor Australia spinners in World T20 January 23, 2014

    Sydney: Leg spinner Shane Warne has been appointed as a consultant to work with Australia's spin bowlers ahead of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh in March. Cricket Australia said Thursday that Warne will support head coach Darren Lehmann with the squad soon after it assembles in South Africa on March...
  • Ryan Harris in 'drunken' Twitter rant December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's Ryan Harris has discovered that winning the Ashes does not guarantee access to Perth's casino, with the bowler launching a foulmouthed tweet after he was reportedly refused entry for being drunk. The team's celebrations after clinching the series against England on Tuesday stretched long into the night with Harris,...
  • James Anderson threatened to punch Bailey, says Shane Warne November 26, 2013

    Sydney: Spin great Shane Warne says a threat by Jimmy Anderson to punch debutant George Bailey sparked the furious reaction by Australian skipper Michael Clarke in the first Test against England. Clarke was fined 20 per cent of his match fee on Monday after being caught by a stump microphone telling...