Home > News >

‘Forecaster’ Shane Warne gets his ‘manifesto’ predictions right

 'Warne manifesto' was mostly laughed off when its was initially released © Getty Images
‘Warne manifesto’ was mostly laughed off when its was initially released © Getty Images

Sydney: Apr 4, 2014

The three-part essay on the state of Australian cricket released by Shane Warne seems to have turned into a reality, with many of the spin legend’s forecasts remarkably coming true, according to a report.

Although the ‘Warne manifesto’ was mostly laughed off when it was initially released, with some of the more creative theories given little to no chance of actually coming to fruition, however, many of his forecasts have come true while others appear on the cusp of turning from pipe dreams into reality.

According to News.com.au, Warne came close when he mentioned that Darren Lehmann should be involved in the coaching setup even though he had picked former New Zealand coach Stephen Fleming as Mickey Arthur’s successor.

The 15-man one-day team named by Warne in the manifesto includes every player that featured in Australia’s most recent one-dayer, against England in January, except for spinner Xavier Doherty.

Although the current Australian selection panel is the same as the one in place when the manifesto was penned, with the exception of Michael Clarke who stood down as a selector, however, the report said that with John Inverarity mooted to step down in a few months Warne’s call for Rodney Marsh to be chairman of selectors is likely to be heeded.

Warne had also put forward Mark Waugh‘s name to be put on the selection panel, coming close with the current situation, where Waugh is heavily tipped to replace Inverarity on the panel.

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

More

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Rain stops play

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

India tour of England 2014: Visitor’s recent record in overseas ODIs a cause for concern

India tour of England 2014: Is county cricket really the answer for Indian batsmen?

India vs England 2014: Ideal opportunity for Sanju Samson and other youngsters to shine

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Ravi Shastri South Africa tour of Zimbabwe 2014 South Africa vs Zimbabwe Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe Zimbabwe vs South Africa

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Tillakaratne Dilshan falls early

Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, at Hambantota

Sydney Sixers signs Dwayne Smith for Big Bash League 2014

Live Streaming: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, at Hambantota

Michael Clarke suffers hamstring injury ahead of tri-series opener against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014: Younis Khan’s ODI comeback brings hope to Pakistan

India tour of England 2014: India among teams losing three tests in a series after being 1-0 ahead

Stephen Fleming: New Zealand tour to England in 1999 is one of my best moments

India tour of England 2014: Blaming WAGs for India’s poor run is childish

India look to regain confidence in warm-up match ahead of ODI series against England

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI at Hambantota: Pakistan elect to field

Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, at Hambantota

Apple iPhone 6 confirmed by Chinese carrier ahead of September 9 launch

Ban Ki-moon voices ‘deep concern’ over Russian aid convoy in Ukraine

PK poster wars: Fans prefer Aamir Khan nude over his fully clad avatar!

Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 spotted on Indian import manifest

Ebola in India: WHO urges India to strengthen Ebola control and prevention plans

CTET September 2014 Admit Cards now available – here`s how to download

Roopali Ganguli, Shweta Tiwari, Rajat Rawail – meet the cry babies of the Bigg Boss house!

MS Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher share a good rapport: Rahul Dravid

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here