Shane Warne Names His All-Time Australian Test XI

Shane Warne Names His All-Time Australian Test XI

Shane Warne Names His All-Time Australian Test XI

Shane Warne revealed his personal best Test XI for the Australian team on an Instagram live. 

Shane Warne had played for the Australian team for two decades and it is undeniable that he had played with some of Australia’s finest cricket players. With that, he shared in a special Instagram live Q&A his answers to some of the most asked questions. 

One of those which had been asked was Shane Warne’s personal picks for a Test match. With that, the 50-year-old player confidently answered with the names of those he had closely worked with. 

The player’s lineup included the names of Matthew Hayden, Michael Slater, Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Allan Border (captain), Steve Waugh, Adam Gilchrist (wicketkeeper), Tim May, Jason Gillespie, Bruce Reid, Glenn McGrath, and Merv Hughes. 

Asked on why Ian Healy had not been his choice as a wicketkeeper, Warne said, ‘Ian Healy was probably the best pair of hands behind the stumps that I’ve seen. Adam Gilchrist was more of a batsman-keeper, but was still very good behind the stumps. My dilemma is do I pick a pure wicketkeeper, because that would be Ian Healy. But you put Adam Gilchrist’s keeping and batting in the side… he was a world-class player, and he got better’. 

The middle-order featured four of Australia’s star batsmen with the likes of Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh, Allan Border, and Steve Waugh. With that, the fans were a bit surprised to see Steve Waugh being included in the lineup as the two had quite a strenuous relationship between them. Warne also described him as a match saver more than a match-winner. Still, the former captain still made it to the cut. 

Warne also described the others by saying that his favourite bowler to bowl with was Tim May. He also justified Bruce Reid’s inclusion in his lineup when he paralleled Reid’s record to that of Ryan Harris. 

Shane Keith Warne now works as an Australian cricket commentator. His cricket experience made him a credible commentator after he had once served as the team’s captain when it comes to ODIs. To know more about ODIs and other cricket formats, check out Betwala. 

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