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Thread: Warne Plans World Cup Comeback

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    Warne Plans World Cup Comeback

    Given that he is the most famous, and one of the all-time best, cricketers in the world, I felt this news deserves a thread on its own. Most people were of the understanding that he'd ruled out a comeback. He'd definitely be a major asset for Australia, on the slow Carribean wickets.

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    This should definitely be interesting. If Warne makes the comeback, say goodbye to Dan Cullen's chances.

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    ha, Warne is full of surprises. To be honest i think Australia can do without him since Hogg has done very well in his 3 years as Australia main OD spinner.

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    Watching Warne play is something I'll never get bored of.... great news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by England Expects
    Watching Warne play is something I'll never get bored of.... great news.
    Speaking of which, I'll be watching his Hampshire comeback on Monday.

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    Not sure whether to be happy or not. I'm glad that he might be coming back, but the fact that his late participation may mean that a youngster like Dan Cullen will miss out isn't the best thing for Australia.
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    A bowler of Warne's class will obviously be a huge bonus in a world cup. It will be a disappointment for Hogg, but there's no doubt about who the better bowler is, however good Hogg is in the shorter form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    A bowler of Warne's class will obviously be a huge bonus in a world cup. It will be a disappointment for Hogg, but there's no doubt about who the better bowler is, however good Hogg is in the shorter form.
    Is it out of question that Australia would play two spinners? The pitches in the WI are suppose to be assist them.

    Maybe they could go with:
    Gilchrist
    Katich
    Ponting
    Clarke
    Symonds
    Hussey
    Watson/Bracken (Bracken at 10)
    Warne
    Hogg
    Lee
    McGrath

    Still allows three seamers. Watson if you want stronger batting or Bracken for stronger bowling.
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    This makes it very interesting.
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    Two ways of looking at it:


    Warney is coming to the end of his career, and probably wants to go out with the WC and AShes as his last series in ODIs and Tests respectively.

    But it is also kinda a backward step. I think the Aussies have done well enough post Warne in ODIs and he won't be missed as much in ODIs as he will be in tests. So, this is going backwards for sure.


    Plus after a possibly very intense Ashes series, do you think he will have enough left in him to come back and do it all again in the WC,esp. on what would probably be flat pitches and small boundaries?
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    Two ways of looking at it:


    Warney is coming to the end of his career, and probably wants to go out with the WC and AShes as his last series in ODIs and Tests respectively.

    But it is also kinda a backward step. I think the Aussies have done well enough post Warne in ODIs and he won't be missed as much in ODIs as he will be in tests. So, this is going backwards for sure.


    Plus after a possibly very intense Ashes series, do you think he will have enough left in him to come back and do it all again in the WC,esp. on what would probably be flat pitches and small boundaries?
    good points as i mentioned before Australia have enough to do without him in the OD team, and i personally would like Warne to stick to test cricket and play until 40. But there is no doubt about his quality, but i think Warne should forget about ODI's since Hogg has been doing a superb job over the past 3 years as the lead ODI spinner.

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    Yeah he should hold off on the comeback and let Cullen get a chance.

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    If he is in form and fit enough to play ODIs, why not. But that would mean his participation in ODIs from now itself, definately a setback for some youngsters but if he is able to perform at the level he is known for then I think it would be great for the World Cup, fans and aussie team as well.

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    It's definitely over.

    He's snuffed it out like a Darryl Cullinan innings.

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    very good Warnie

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