Why Shane Warne is the legendary Leg-Spinner? - SportsOwls

Shane Warne- know why he is the greatest leg Spinner of all time, and his records in Tests, ODIs, World Cups, Ashes, net worth, Hall of Fame, and more

Know everything about Shane Warne, the greatest Leg spinner of all time!

Shane Warne (Australia) is one of the greatest Cricketers of all time, known as the "Legend of Leg-Spinner". The Legendary Aussie leg spinner Shane Warne has no dearth of achievements in his career. Tests, ODI or Ashes, or World Cup, whichever format you choose, very few leg spinners have achieved such feat or records. Like all his numerous feats in Test or One Day International Cricket, his incredible one delivery is said to be the greatest in Cricket history ('Ball of the Century').

This magical leg-spinner was also a useful lower-order batsman who scored over 3000 Test runs in addition to the second-highest 708 wickets in Test Cricket. Along with two ODI World Cup titles, Warne also has taken 293 ODI wickets as well as scored 1000+ ODI runs.

Due to his feats in all formats of Cricket including in the ICC Cricket World Cup, or in the Ashes (Played between Australia and England), Shane Warne was a loved figure with huge fans in every Cricket nation. Alongside Warnie, other nicknames and phrases he was inducted by fans are " The King ",  " The King of Spin ", "The Sheikh of Tweak ", Hollywood ", Suicide ", " The Earl of Twirl ",  "The Murali of Melbourne ", " Twisty" and many more. Anyway, if you want to know more details about Shane Warne's feats in his Cricket career, then welcome to this post. Then keep reading;

Shane Warne’s Test Career 













How many wickets did Shane Warne have in Tests?

Having 708 wickets in 145 matches, averaging 25.41, an economy of 2.65, and a strike rate of 57.4, Shane Warne is the second-most Test wickets takers of all time, after Muthiah Muralidaran of Sri Lanka(800 wickets). His best bowling figure is 12/128 which is against South Africa in 1998, where he got 4 wickets 48 times, 5 wickets 37 times, and 10 wickets 10 times in his career.

Shane Warne

How many hat tricks did Shane Warne have in Tests?

In Test Cricket, Shane Warne has 1 hattrick, which he achieved against England on 29 December 1994 at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) in an Ashes Series Test Match. It was the first Ashes hat trick in 90 Years, where he got Phil DeFreitas(lbw), Darren Gough(caught Ian Healy), and Devon Malcolm(Caught David Boon).

How many runs did Shane Warne score in Tests? 

Shane Warne has played 145 test matches in his career, where he scored 3154 runs, with an average of 17.32, with twelve 50s, while his highest score on the test is 99, against New Zealand in the 3rd Test, Perth on November 30-December 04, 2001 in Australia. Warne was always considered a useful lower-order batsman in Test Cricket. 

Shane Warne's ODI Career













How many wickets did Shane Warne have in ODIs?

Having 293 wickets in 194 matches, averaging 25.73, an economy of 4.25, and a strike rate of 36.3, Shane Warne is the third-most ODI wickets takers of all time, for Australia, after Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee(380 wickets each). His best bowling figure is 5/33 which is against West Indies in 1996 at SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground), while he got 4 wickets 12 times and 5 wickets 1 time in his career.

How many runs did Shane Warne score in ODIs?

Along with 293 ODI wickets, Shane Warne has scored 1018 ODI runs, with an average of 13.05, where he has one 50s and his highest score in ODI's is 55 against South Africa, at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth, on April  04, 1994.

Shane Warne’s Ashes Career













Shane Warne played 36 Test matches in the Ashes series, taking 195 wickets at an average of 23.25, the most by a bowler and his best bowling figure in Ashes Series is 8/71. Shane Warne played his first-ever Ashes series in 1993, where he took 34 wickets in 6 Tests, and his best bowling figure was 5/82, While in his final Ashes Series Warne picked up 23 wickets. In the 2005 Ashes Series, Shane Warne took his career-best most wickets 40, and most by any bowler in Ashes history.

Shane Warne’s T20 Career













How many t20 matches has Shane Warne played?

Shane Warne has played 73 T20 international matches, where he took 70 wickets, and his best bowling figure is 4/21. Besides that, he scored 421 runs in T20s, where his highest score in the T20 international is 34*.

Shane Warne's World Cup Records 

How many World Cups has Shane Warne won?

Shane Warne won two ICC Cricket World Cups in 1999 and 2003 and played 3 successive ICC Men's Cricket World Cups in 1996, 1999, and 2003. In the ICC Cricket World Cups, Warne played 17 matches, where he got 32 wickets and scored 66 runs.

What is the net worth of Shane Warne? 

Shane Warne is one of the richest Cricket players, having a net worth of $50 million. Besides his salary, most of his revenue has come from various endorsements like advertisements, brand deals, coaching & playing in franchise leagues (IPL), and cricket commentary as well.

When was Shane Warne inducted into the Hall of Fame? 

In 2013, Shane Warne was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, where in December 2022, he was inducted into a Legend in the Australia Hall of Fame. In 2000, Warne was chosen as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Century, and he was selected twice as the Wisden Leading Cricketers in the World in 1997, and 2004. In 2002, Shane Warne was named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year and in 2007, Cricket Australia (CA) included Warne in their greatest-ever ODI XI. Also in 2013, Shane Warne was included by Wisden in their greatest-ever Test World XI as a Specialist Leg Spinner.

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