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Shane Warne to hold spin-clinic for Brad Hogg, James Muirhead and Glenn Maxwell in South Africa

Shane Warne will hold a small coaching session for Australian spinners in South Africa © Getty Images
Shane Warne will hold a small coaching session for Australian spinners in South Africa © Getty Images

Feb 24, 2014

As Australia battle it out with South Africa in the ongoing three-Test match series in Rainbow Nation, their spin bowlers will soon receive a crash-course in the art of deceiving batsmen by none other than the legendary Shane Warne.

Brad Hogg, James Muirhead and Glenn Maxwell will head off to meet Warne in South Africa for a short coaching session which may hold them in good stead ahead of the upcoming ICC World T20 2014 tournament to be held in Bangladesh.

Australia will open the tournament with a game against Pakistan on March 23 and the session with Warne will definitely do the three bowlers a world of good ahead of playing in sub-continental conditions.

“We’ve been working hard, talking a lot about what conditions are going to be like in Bangladesh, and we’re looking forward to it,” said Hogg to cricket.com.au.

“Now we’re flying over to South Africa to spend a week with Warney, which should be great. I haven’t actually spent much time with Warney over the years and I’m really looking forward to that. I see myself at the age of 43 as still learning, and I still want to improve. If I didn’t want to improve as a cricketer, there’s no point in me being here, so I’m really looking forward to that challenge,” added Hogg.

Apart from Warne, Hogg who is also excited about joining forces with another ex-Australian player, Darren Lehmann, said that he still has a lot to learn at the age of 43.

“I’m really looking forward to being under the tuition of Darren Lehmann as well,” he added. “He was a great leader within the team when I did play for Australia, and it’s great to see him coaching. It’s going to be interesting to see what coaching style he actually brings; I think I’ve got a fair idea of what it is and I know that I’m going to enjoy it,” said Hogg.

“He’s put faith in me and I don’t want to let him down, so I’m going over there to put my full focus into making sure I help Australia win the tournament,” signed off Hogg.

The other bowler who is excited about meeting Warne is the 20-year old Victorian leg-spinner Muirhead.

Muirhead admitted that Warne, who has a wealth of experience with him, will definitely help him raise his game by passing on a few tricks of the trade which will bode well for him in the near future.

“He’s the best spinner in the world so I can definitely learn a lot from him. “I’ve had a few sessions with Warnie over a couple of years and I’ve learnt a huge amount from him. It’s a lot to do with the mental approach and working over batsman. It’s not really skill related,” said Muirhead.

“We’ve talked about keeping calm, bowling your stock delivery and slowly but surely working out a batsman’s weaknesses. Warne’s very laidback. He’s very direct and speaks the honest truth. He’s easy to talk to and really approachable,” concluded Muirhead.

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