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Warnie considering Ashes comeback


Okay, now this is just cruel. I was just starting to come to terms with Shane Warne's retirement and now he's making noises about coming back for the 2009 Ashes:

"If Australia really needed me and there was no one else around, and Ricky Ponting thought I could do the job, you would weigh up the options. If Stuey MacGill fell over and broke his leg, and there were no other spinners around, and Ricky came out and said, 'Mate, can you please help us out for this one-off tour? We need you', that is something I would weigh up."

Normally, you would cringe at the idea of an old-timer coming back to Test cricket. But if anyone could do it, Warnie could. Not just because legspin is the one art that you can play well into your twilight years, but because Warnie is a force of nature. Nevertheless, the odds of it actually happening are slim to none.

The one good thing about this is it will surely turn the heat up on Stuart Macgill. He seems to be suffering motivation issues at the moment, distracted by his TV show and celebrity lifestyle. If anything could sharpen up his focus, it would be the spectre of Warnie relegating him back to bridesmaid status.


Posted by JC on Tue 20 May 60 comments
Let the Ashes countdown begin!

I reckon even if Warnie was 99 years old and in a wheelchair he could still beat the Poms.
Posted by Hanuman on 2008-05-20 16:51:49
The more I think about it, the less likely a Warne comeback seems. But it does add an extra element of spice to the current Australian tour of the West Indies with all eyes on Stuart Macgill.
Posted by JC on 2008-05-20 19:17:32
Don't think the captain gets to choose his players anyhow...
Posted by virtualgaz on 2008-05-20 19:38:44
I refuse to comment on the post below.

That is all.
Posted by cricketwithballs.com on 2008-05-21 16:14:01
I see that people like to disqus about the new Chevy car but i don't understand why?
Posted by Carla on 2011-08-13 20:04:46

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