Unsigned Heaven     Travel World     The Cheers News     Forum    

Warne says Michael Clarke should be Australia's vice-captain    2007-12-13 02:13:01    

Sydney, Dec.13 : Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that Michael Clarke should be made the vice-captain of the Australian team.
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has said that Michael Clarke should be made the vice-captain of the Australian team.

Warne's endorsement of Clarke came after "Pup" successfully led the Australian team to victory in a Twenty20 match against New Zealand.

"When you win the toss, hit the first ball you face for four and win the match in your first game as national skipper, you would have to think it's not a bad start," Fox Sports quoted Warne, as saying.

"He has all the attributes and the image, flair, confidence in his own ability, respect for the game and respect from his team mates which has been earned. He knows himself, understands his own game and is hungry for success," Warne added.

According to Warne, though there is still time for Ricky Ponting to hang up his boots and gloves, Clarke is settled in his life, feeling fresh, prepared, and happy.

"So, to me, the next logical step is to groom him. I believe the best way to do this would be to elevate him to the vice-captaincy in all forms of the game. Gilly (Adam Gilchrist) has done a wonderful job but won't be around for too much longer in all forms of the game. I reckon he will hang the gloves up and decide to play only one form, probably Test matches," said Warne.

"It's an important role being VC. You get around the group and make sure everyone is OK, and they have no issues - be a sounding board for some players. Pup is an extremely thoughtful and perceptive person. Gilly, I'm sure, would endorse the decision and be 100 per cent supportive," Warne said.

"The other contender, Mike Hussey, could do it but is in the same age bracket as Ricky. Really, why look for others? To me he (Clarke) is a standout. I also think he should captain New South Wales whenever he gets the chance, even if it is for just one or two games a season. The way international cricket is scheduled," he said. (ANI)
© 2007 ANI

Click for more News about Other-sports

TAGS: Other-sports   

The Cheers NEWS is looking for new local reporters

Clark fears Oz has given away home ground advantage to India

Australian bowler Stuart Clark fears that his team has forfeited a degree of home-ground advantage by allowing India to begin its Test tour in Melbourne and has urged administrators to schedule future series-openers in Brisbane or Perth.

Over 2, 300 runners brave chilly weather to take part in Delhi

Braving the chilly weather, over 2, 300 people today participated in Indian open marathon held under the aegis of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) in Delhi.

Oz team to face two-mln dollar fine if it opts out of Pakistan tour
21.Dec 2007
Australia is set to face two million-dollar penalty if

Narain Karthikeyan felicitated
20.Dec 2007
India's fastest man on wheels, Narain Karthikeyan,

Kiwi all-rounder Oram postpones wedding to play in IPL
20.Dec 2007
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram has

No rift in Pak cricket team: Shoaib Malik

Aussies favourite sport is tennis and swimming, not cricket

Indian cricketers angry over 1.5-million dollar tax bouncer

Don Bradman is still numero uno among cricket players in better ranking system

Yousuf faces loss of three lakh dollars per annum

The Cheers magazine: About us | Contact us | The Cheers Story | Advertising
Work with The Cheers: Writers guide | Write for us | Writer application | Reporter application 
The Cheers:Terms and conditions | Privacy policy | Sponsoring | Sitemap
Sister sites: Tech Blog |  Best Auto Zine | Travel destinations by weather | Okai - critical commentary | Stock trading game | Wifi hotspots and wireless laptops | The Daily Bonk | Best Poker Zine | Business thoughts | Political commentary | Most expensive things | World News in ShortTop 10 listsPolitically incorrect blog
Listen: Online radio station
Travel World: World travel locations
Travel: Travel blogs | Travel destinations | Hotel reviews | Beer around the world
Watch: Watch series online
Trade: The Stock game | Trading competitions | Trading education
Entertainment Blogs
Entertainment blog
Copyright © 2004-2012 The Cheers magazine / Warne says Michael Clarke should be Australia\'s vice-captain

web stats