The Ashes: Australia hope Shane Warne can help spinners turn corner

Coach Darren Lehmann has asked Shane Warne to speak to Agar and Lyon ahead of the third Ashes Test, at Old Trafford.

updated: July 31, 2013 12:17 IST
  • Total Shares

Manchester: Australia are to call on Shane Warne to advise their spinners ahead of the make-or-break third Ashes Test at Old Trafford -- where the leg-spin legend delivered the 'ball of the century' 20 years ago.

Warne, in England as a television commentator, has been asked to have a word with 19-year-old left-armer Ashton Agar and off-spinner Nathan Lyon by former team-mate turned Australia coach Darren Lehmann ahead of a match the tourists, 2-0 down in the five-match series, must win to keep their Ashes hopes alive. (Also read: Brett Lee wants David Warner back in team)

"We'd be made not to use Shane Warne and talk spin bowling to him," said Lehmann. "It's not so much technical with him. It's more the mental side of it, the fields you want for certain players."

Show Full Article