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Warne ‘could’ make Ashes comeback

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SYDNEY: Shane Warne has done it again. One of the most successful slow bowlers of all time, Warne has consistently shown since his retirement from international cricket in 2007 that he is also the master of a different type of spin.

Two years ago, he had the Australian media in his thrall as he hinted at an international comeback in time to help Australia try and win back the Ashes from England.

This week again he said he could answer the call if his friend the Australia captain Michael Clarke asked him to don his baggy green cap against England in 2013.

What could have been a run-of-the-mill run up to his appearance in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 “Big Bash” league was turned into a national debate.

The reality of what such a return would mean was laid bare when Cricket Australia said the man who took 708 Test wickets – including 195 in 36 Ashes Tests – would be expected to embark on a comeback in club and then first class cricket.

At a news conference on Thursday, he “clarified” his earlier comments without quite shutting the door on a return.

“My quotes were all about if you ask me could I do it, I have no doubt that I could,” Warne said.

“But it’s a big commitment. There’s grade cricket, there’s state cricket, you have to go through that process and hopefully get selected.

“For me it’s nothing that I’m even considering.

“I’m bowling as good as I possibly have for the last five or six years. At this stage if you ask me do I want to make a comeback? No,” he stated. (Reuters)

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