<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Stuart MacGill backs Shane Warne Test return" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121216134853.jpg" title="Stuart MacGill backs Shane Warne Test return" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Stuart MacGill (left), who took 82 of his 208 Test wickets playing alongside legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne, said he would pick him Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Sydney: Dec 16, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Former Australian leg spinner <a href="/tags/Stuart-MacGill/post" target="_blank">Stuart MacGill</a> has backed a return to the Test team for <a href="/tags/Shane-Warne/post" target="_blank">Shane Warne</a>, saying he is good enough but needs to prove he has the stamina to cope with the five-day game.<br /> <br /> A dearth of top-quality spinners has fuelled a campaign to bring back Warne, with the 43-year-old doing little to douse the speculation, recently saying he "absolutely no doubt" he could bowl successfully at Test level again.<br /> <br /> MacGill, who took 82 of his 208 Test wickets playing alongside Warne, said he would pick him.<br /> <br /> "I'd play him," he told Sydney's Sun-Herald.<br /> <br /> "Should he be picked? If any selector said he shouldn't be picked, that it's not in the best interests of Australian cricket, I laugh at them.<br /> <br /> "I'm interested in Australian cricket winning. Not in 10 or 15 years, but every day.<br /> <br /> "The best way to win in 10 or 15 years is for it to be on the tail end of a huge streak. You pick your best team on any given day and if Shane Warne is available, then he's in it."<br /> <br /> Earlier this month, Warne said that if Australian skipper <a href="/tags/Michael-Clarke/post" target="_blank">Michael Clarke</a> suggested his services were needed for the Ashes campaign against England next year, he would give it some serious thought.<br /> <br /> Warne, regarded as one of the game's greatest players, quit Tests in 2007 but is still playing in the domestic Twenty20 <a href="/tags/Big-Bash-League/post" target="_blank">Big Bash League</a>.<br /> <br /> "The only question that needs to be asked is whether he can physically (perform) all day for a couple of days but he would know that," MacGill said.<br /> <br /> MacGill, who retired from international cricket in 2008 with 208 Test wickets at an average of 29.02, added that was "disappointed" with the recent performances of current Test spinner <a href="/tags/Nathan-Lyon/post" target="_blank">Nathan Lyon</a>.<br /> <br /> "Right from the start, he bowls too fast and too straight," he said.<br /> <br /> "If I were Nathan Lyon at the moment, the number one thing I'd be looking at is getting my line right."