A Look at Australian Spin Great Shane Warne Career

Shane Warne, probably the greatest spinner in international cricket history, died of a suspected heart attack in Thailand on Friday at the age of 52. In the early hours of Saturday (AEDT), Warne’s management issued a brief statement stating that he died of a suspected heart attack in Koh Samui, Thailand. “Despite the best efforts of medical staff, Shane was found lifeless in his villa and could not be resuscitate,” said part of the statement. The statement said, “The family begs privacy at this time and will share further details in due course.”

Let’s take a look at the legend’s statistical journey, which transformed the sport of spin bowling.

Bowling figures in Tests:

Test matches played: 145

Innings: 273

Wickets: 708

Best Bowling in an Innings: 8/71

Best Bowling in a Match: 12/128

Runs conceded: 17995

Balls bowled: 40705

Average: 25.41

Economy: 2.65

5-wicket haul: 37

10-wicket haul: 10

Bowling figures in ODIs:

ODIs played: 194

Innings: 191

Wickets: 293

Best Bowling in a Match: 5/33

Runs conceded: 7541

Balls bowled: 10642

Average: 25.73

Economy: 4.25

5-wicket haul: 1

Test batting figures:

Tests: 145

Innings: 199

Runs Scored: 3154

Highest: 99

Fifties: 12

Average: 17.32

Strike rate: 57.65

ODI batting figures:

ODIs played: 194

Innings: 107

Runs scored: 1018

Highest: 55

Average: 13.05

Strike rate: 72.04

Fifty: 1

Test debut: Versus India at Sydney Cricket Ground, January 2, 1992

Last Test:Versus England at Sydney Cricket Ground, January 2, 2007

ODI debut:Versus New Zealand at Basin Reserve, March 24, 1993

Last ODI:Versus Asia XI at Melbourne Cricket Ground, January 10, 2005

IPL debut: Versus Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, April 19, 2008

Last IPL match: Versus Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, May 20, 2011

  • Shane Warne took 57 wickets in 55 IPL matches, with the best figures of 4/21.
  • In the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2008, Warne guided Rajasthan Royals to their first and only IPL triumph.
  • Warne was an important player of Australia’s World Cup-winning ODI team in 1999.

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