Warne Confirms No ODI Return

Shane Warne has confirmed that he won’t make a return to ODIs for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, sighting fitness issues and the desire to keep playing Test cricket.

In an interview conducted by Fox Sports in Australia Warne said “At this stage, I’m retired. I’m 37 later this year and I think I know my game pretty well. I know I can’t bowl for hours in the nets like I used to because when I wake-up I won’t be able to move the next day.”

Warne has recently returned from a three-week holiday, and is set to play his first game since the South Africa test series for Victoria against South Australia in a Pura Cup match starting on February 2.

Warne ended his ODI career after the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, after failing a drugs test at the start of the tournament.

Warne played 194 ODIs taking 293 wickets at an average of 25.73 and scoring 1018 runs with an average of 13.05.

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