Shane Warne was one of the best leg spinners in cricket history. He has several bowling records in cricket, but the most important are the most wickets in all formats and the 10-wicket hauls in test matches.
He was a skilled spinner, then? Every cricket fan asks whether he is a good captain. If the answer is yes, then Why wasn’t he selected as the team’s regular captain for Australia? Many of you think that he might not be a good leader that could be the reason behind it. But in reality, he was a good leader and showed his leadership potential in IPL and Big Bash League. He was the first-ever winning captain in IPL 2008 for Rajasthan Royals.
Another factor may be his controversial off-field behavior, which prevented him from being the regular captain of the Australian cricket team. There are a lot of opinions as to why he isn’t the permanent captain of Australia, but one thing is sure and still stands: there will be no Shane Warne in the future.
|Previous Captain||Mark Taylor|
|Next Captain||Steve Waugh|
|Key Achievement||Winning Captain of Carlton and United Series 1998/99|
He will always be remembered as a “King of Leg Spin”. He was given this name because of a supernatural talent that only a few spin bowlers possessed in the past.
Shane Warne as a Captain Record in ODI
In ODI cricket, Shane Warne led Australia in 11 matches in 1998 and 1999. Under his leadership, Australia won 10 matches and lost only one game with a win rate of 90. This win percentage is among the best by any captain in Australian cricket history.
When a journalist asked Shane Warne about his favorite captain, his reply was Stephen Fleming, unlike Ricky Ponting, one of the best captains in cricket history.
ODI Series Stats
Carlton and United Series was a tri-nation series played in 1998/99. Australia hosted this series, while other participants were Sri Lanka and England. Shane Warne led this series for Australia. Before this series, Shane Warne was vice-captain of the Australian team. Shane Warne won this series with an outstanding performance winning 09 matches out of ten.
Shane Warne Wickets As Capt. VS Player
We can see his captaincy bowling stats and player stats given below. As a captain, he took 18 wickets in 11 matches. These are the few international games where he led the Australian team.
His performance with the bowl as a player is outstanding, taking 275 wickets in 183 matches.
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Stats by opposition Team
Shane Warne played against only two teams as Captain in ODI, where he faced England in six games and Sri Lanka in four. Below is a detailed analysis of his stats by the opposition.
Shane Warne as Captain of Rajasthan Royals in IPL
After retirement from cricket, Shane Warne led Rajashtan Royals in the first season of IPL. He made his team the champion, making him the IPL’s top captain.
He earned a lot of respect and built a huge fan following in India, where billions of cricket fans are present. This made his reputation from an Australian icon to a true global cricket icon and legend.
He led his team in 55 matches, winning 30 and losing only 24 matches while one match was tied. His win percentage in IPL is 54.
Rajasthan fans will always remember Shane Warne for giving them an excellent entry to one of the biggest leagues of the world IPL.
Shane Warne Wickets as Captain in IPL
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Shane Warne Captaincy Record in BBL
Shane Warne played as a captain for Big Bash Team Melbourne Stars in the 2012-13 season. He led in 06 matches, winning 03 and losing 03, with a win percentage of 50.