Full Name Shane Warne
Born September 13, 1969
Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia
Age 47 Years, 10 Months, 12 Days
National Side Australia
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break
Teams Played Australia, ICC World XI, Australia A, Hampshire, Rest of the World, Jaipur, Victoria, Australia, Australian XI, Melbourne Stars, Warnes Warriors
Man of the Match Test - 17, ODI - 12, World Cup - 4, IPL - 4,
Career Span [Test, 1992 - 2007], [ODI, 1993 - 2005], [World Cup, 1996 - 1999], [IPL, 2008 - 2011],

When the chubby Shane Warne made his Test debut in 1992 against India, one wouldn’t have presumed the tremendous potential the leg spinner possessed. 145 Tests and 15 years later, the man had 708 victims in his kitty, taking over 1000 international wickets, only second to Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralidaran. His useful lower-order batting fetched him more than 3000 runs in Test cricket, without a single century. The more interesting part was the way he went about plotting the downfall of the batsmen, outwitting and out thinking them into submission. Mike Gatting received what they later called the ball of the century, and for years after that, the Englishmen treated Warne as if he was a ticking bomb, waiting to explode. His bowling was a blend of simplicity and accuracy.

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Shane Warne Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 145 199 17 3154 99 v NZ 0 12 353 37 17.32 57.66 125 0
ODI 194 107 29 1018 55 v SA 0 1 60 13 13.05 72.04 80 0
World Cup 17 9 3 66 24 v NZ 0 0 4 2 11.00 91.66 2 0
IPL 55 29 9 198 34* v KXIP 0 0 14 6 9.90 92.52 16 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 273 6784.1 1761 17995 708 8/71 v ENG 57 37 25.41 2.65 57.49
ODI 191 1773.4 110 7541 293 5/33 v WI 25 1 25.73 4.25 36.32
World Cup 17 162.5 16 624 32 4/29 v SA 2 0 19.50 3.83 30.53
IPL 54 199 1 1447 57 4/21 v HYD 4 0 25.38 7.27 20.94

Shane Warne Profile

When the chubby Shane Warne made his Test debut in 1992 against India, one wouldn’t have presumed the tremendous potential the leg spinner possessed. 145 Tests and 15 years later, the man had 708 victims in his kitty, taking over 1000 international wickets, only second to Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralidaran. His useful lower-order batting fetched him more than 3000 runs in Test cricket, without a single century. The more interesting part was the way he went about plotting the downfall of the batsmen, outwitting and out thinking them into submission. Mike Gatting received what they later called the ball of the century, and for years after that, the Englishmen treated Warne as if he was a ticking bomb, waiting to explode. His bowling was a blend of simplicity and accuracy.

However, like any great cricketer, Warne had one Achilles Heel, and that was in the form of Sachin Tendulkar, for whom he once famously claimed that he had nightmares of Tendulkar dancing down the wicket and hitting him for six. “Warney” as he is nicknamed, had his moments of glory but one thing that he would always regret is that despite being a solid performer, his controversies ensured that the Test captaincy was never going to be his. In 2003, he was found guilty of breaching ACB’s drug code and was imposed a one-year ban. He returned to competitive cricket in 2004, which became the better phase of his career.

Warne’s international retirement came in 2007, after Australia reclaimed the Ashes series of 2006-07, which was his ultimate goal. In March 2008, he signed to play for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL as their captain and coach. He led the team to victory in the finals, helping the team lift the inaugural IPL trophy. Later, in 2011, he was retained by the Royals for both the roles, following which he announced his retirement from all forms of the game in 2012.

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