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Shane Warne
PROFILE
Full Name :   Shane Keith Warne  Shane Warne
Birthday :   Sep 13, 1969
Birth Place :   Ferntree Gully, Melbourne
Country :   Australia
Batting :   Right  Handed Batsman
Bowling :   Right arm leg break
ODI Debut :   Australia v New Zea land at   Wellington, 3rd ODI, 1992/93
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Warne Struggle
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Warne made his first-class cricket debut in 1990-91, taking 0/61 and 1/41 for Victoria against Western Australia at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. With Australia searching for a leg spin bowler for its Test team, Warne was selected in the Australia B team which toured Zimbabwe in September 1991. His best performance was 7/52 in a four-day match. Back home, he took 3/14 and 4/42 for Australia A against the West Indies in December 1991, and was rushed into the team for the Third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground a week later.

He had an undistinguished debut, taking 1/150 (Ravi Shastri caught by Dean Jones for 206) off 45 overs, and recording figures of 1/228 in his first Test series. His poor return continued in the first innings against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the next year, in which he recorded 0/107. However, a spell of 3 for 11 in the second innings contributed to a remarkable Australian win and arguably saved his Test career.

Despite the inauspicious start to his Test career, he has since revolutionised cricket thinking with his mastery of leg spin, which many cricket fans had regarded as a dying art. He has combined the ability to turn the ball prodigiously, even on unhelpful pitches, with unerring accuracy and a wide variation of deliveries (notably including the flipper).


Shane Warne Vs. England

Many of his most spectacular performances have occurred in Ashes series against England, whose players' inexperience against leg spin bowling made them particularly vulnerable. However, with feats like the famous "Gatting Ball" or "Ball of the Century" which spun sharply and bowled a bemused Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes series, most of the credit is Warne's. Warne has also been highly effective bowling in one-day cricket, something few other leg spin bowlers have managed. He is also noted for his exuberant (and sometimes effective) lower-order batting, once famously being dismissed for 99 with a reckless shot when a Test century beckoned, on what was later shown to be a no ball. He has captained Australia on several occasions in one-day cricket matches.


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Warne And Spin
A spin wizard in every sense of the word this great leg spinner from Victoria, Australia has set new standards in World cricket. At the time when spin was dying a slow death, he showed to the World what real talent is all about and in the bargain the whole world got to see some masterpieces from this magician. The ball he got Mike Gatting out with has gone down in the history as the ball of the century. After breaking Richie Benaud's record of 355 wickets, he is aiming for bigger and better things. The only bowler according to Kapil Dev who is capable of getting to the 500 plus wickets mark. And he has proved Kapil right. Regarded as the best leg spinner in the World it is a treat to watch him bowl, such is the talent of this man.





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