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ICC World T20 2014: Shane Warne to teach James Muirhead on playing mind games

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20 year-old James Muirhead will be Australia’s spinning hope in the T20 World Cup © Getty Images

Sydney: Mar 22, 2014

Young Australian spinner James Muirhead is reportedly set to play ‘mind games’ taught by his spin mentor Shane Warne to boost game in Australia’s ICC World T20 2014 campaign in the in Bangladesh.

Leg-spin great Warne is set to have a second coming in international cricket through the tactical ‘mind games’ he has taught to the rookie 20-year-old T20 legspinner in South Africa recently.

According to News.com.au, Muirhead, who could be a key man in Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign in the sub-continent nation beginning with their opening match against Pakistan, will more than likely be used against teams having mainly right-handed batsmen.

Stating that he will have Warne’s suggestions of playing mind games at the front of his mind, Muirhead said that Warne told him to bowl the ball when he is ready, not when the batsman is ready, adding that Warne had taught him a lot of things about the mental and the tactical side of the game.

Muirhead also said that he would try to incorporate the advice in his game and use it during the T20 World Cup.

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