Shane Warne Ashes comeback talk sets media abuzz

Shane Warne said that if close friend, Australian captain Michael Clarke, suggested his services were needed after the Test team's recent bowling struggles against South Africa, he would give it some serious thought.

updated: December 05, 2012 12:22 IST
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Sydney: Australian legend Shane Warne on Wednesday played down comments that he could make a dramatic return for next year's Ashes series against England after telling newspapers he was ready to play if asked.

The 43-year-old leg-spinner quit Test cricket in 2007 but captained the Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals for four years, winning the inaugural tournament in 2008.

Now preparing for another season in Australia's Big Bash League with the Melbourne Stars, he told News Limited newspapers that he had "absolutely no doubt" he could bowl successfully at Test level again.

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