Shane Warne desires to join England team as head coach

Arijit Kundu

Arijit Kundu

Author| Feb 26, 2:46 PM

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As England are currently on the lookout for their next full-time head coach, many prospects are currently in the race. From Justin Langer to Gary Kirsten, the possibilities are large but the clock is ticking as the side prepares for back-to-back World Cups.


Meanwhile, Australia legend Shane Warne has expressed his desire to join the English set-up as the head coach of the side. Warne, who once used to spin a web around the England batters, now stands in the line to coach the same side.


For the unversed, England made a series of sackings, including their former head coach Chris Silverwood, post the Ashes horror show. Paul Collingwood has filled up the position interimly while England's search for a perfect candidate is still on.


"I’d like to do it, it’s a great time to be England coach. I think I’d do a pretty good job, there’s a lot to work with. There are so many good players in England and a lot of depth, but you’ve got to get some of the basics right," Warne said as quoted on Sky Sports Cricket Podcast.


"You can’t bowl no-balls and drop so many catches, but you’ve got the players, they’re just not performing," he added.


Warne also put forward his stance on the Justin Langer saga and backed his former Aussie teammate. The leg-spinner lashed out at Cricket Australia for fueling the fiasco.


"Cricket Australia was disgraceful in the way they handled it. Winning an Ashes series and a World Cup, it doesn’t get much bigger than that. But [Langer] was a dead man walking. When I didn’t hear the captain or any other players sticking up for him, saying he was fantastic, I found that really disappointing.


"Why couldn’t Cricket Australia come out and say they were not renewing his contract straight away but would wait until the end of the summer, see who the best candidate is, and if Langer is still the best candidate give him a contract? If I were England I’d be jumping at him," Warne concluded.

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