Originally Posted by luckyeddie
Warne terrified the life out of England in 1993, but he was nowhere near as effective as he was in 2005.
The true sign of a great bowler is to have the ability to do what the batsman doesn't expect, and that's what Shane did in 1993.
What he has done often since, and did so time and time again against England, especially in 2005, was to take things a stage further. He can now put the ball where the batsman doesn't want it - in their minds.
Do you seriously not think that Warne's being, in Michael Henderson's words, the writer of the music, the arranger of the score, the conductor, and at times the player of all the instruments, might just have made a slight difference? In 1993 there were countless other contributors to Australia's superiority.
Fighting against the tide, especially so phenominally well, often makes a good performance look even better.