Shane Warne's return? Says will consider if asked before Ashes

The legendary spinner has said that he won't mind helping Michael Clarke and the Australian team if they feel he is needed against England.

updated: December 04, 2012 22:56 IST
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Bangalore: Shane Warne, currently gearing up to lead Melbourne Stars in the second season of the Big Bash League, said he could consider coming out of retirement for the Ashes tour next year, if a proposal was put forward by Michael Clarke, the Australian captain.

“If your best friend says, ‘Mate, I want you to seriously consider making a commitment to Australian cricket and coming back out of retirement’, (to) make myself available for selection, that’s a different scenario,” said Warne, who retired following Australia’s 5-0 Ashes win in 2006-07, to The Daily Telegraph.

Australia’s form has been patchy since they were dethroned as the No. 1 Test team in November 2009. They had an opportunity to reclaim that spot and give Ricky Ponting a fitting farewell, but South Africa crushed them by 309 runs in Perth to win their second consecutive Test series on Australian soil to reinforce their position at the top of the Test rankings.

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