Warne names his dream team to run Australian cricket

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:03 hrs

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has named his dream team of selectors and team management in part one his manifesto, and detailed his views on the things he perceives to be wrong with the sport in his country.

Warne has demanded a complete revamp of the national selection panel, saying that he is only in favour of former wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh being retained.

Along with Marsh, who will be the Chairman of the selection committee, Warne wants Mark Waugh, Damien Martyn and Glenn McGrath as the other selectors.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the former leg-spinner Warne has named his preferred support staff, and they are: CEO of cricket or GM: Mark Taylor, as he is a wonderful communicator, very approachable and respected, former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming as coach, as he is the best opposition captain he played against and a calm and intelligent leader, Darren "Boo" Lehmann as assistant coach, as he understands the game as "good" as anyone and is a good balance of old school and new school, Mike Hussey or Michael Bevan as batting coach, as both are respected players who have a grasp all forms of the game, Merv Hughes or Bruce Reid as bowling coach, as both were very clever bowlers with a great attitude and a passion for the game, Ian Chappell as consultant, as he is a sounding board for any player to talk to at anytime and be around the group when needed.

Warne also said "Chaps" was the biggest influence on his cricketing career, with an understanding of the game that was second to none.

He said that all of the above personalities were from the game of cricket, and not from any other sport, as was the profile of the present set up.

Warne retired from international cricket six years, and was often seen as a divisive figure.

But few people doubt his cricket brain or his understanding of what makes a champion team tick.

He has always believed in sticking to basics where the sport is and its development is concerned, but welcomes limited use of science and technology, provided its beneficial to the player and cricket in the long-term.

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