Melbourne: Feb 4, 2013
Legendary spinner Shane Warne on Monday shared the second part of his plan for Australian cricket, leaving out current skipper George Bailey from the Twenty20 side. He named wicketkeeper Matthew Wade as the captain.
Warne, who was recently embroiled in controversy for making scathing comments about the functioning of Cricket Australia, has come out with a blog where he is suggesting the changes that need to be made in Australian Cricket.
Titled ‘Where is Australian Cricket at? Part 2’, it talks about Warne’s views on the squads for the three formats of the game.
For the shortest format, Warne has named a young side. According to him, the likes of Nathan Coulter-Nile, the new IPL recruit, Ben Cutting, Michael Beer, James Faulkner, Glenn Maxwell should be considered.
Talking about the rules, he wrote on his blog, “Increase the max per bowler to 5 overs not 4, so 4 bowlers can bowl 5 overs and each ground should be as big as possible.”
Warne has already discussed who should be the coach of the Australian side and the importance of the next 12 months for Australian cricket. He further promises to talk about more issues likes grass root cricket, state of spin bowling, cricket academies and domestic cricket.
First Published: February 4, 2013, 9:39 am