Cricket: Warne: I would play in Ashes.SHANE WARNE Shane Keith Warne (born 13 September 1969) is an international Australian cricketer, generally regarded as one of the greatest bowlers ever . In 2000, he was selected by a panel of cricket experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century. has revealed he would come out of Test retirement to play in next year's Ashes series This is a list of Ashes cricket series played between Australia and England. Most Ashes series have consisted of five Test matches between the two countries. The Ashes series with the fewest Test matches was the 1887-88 Ashes series, consisting of only one Test. if asked by Australia captain Ricky Ponting Ricky Thomas Ponting (born December 19 1974, in Launceston, Tasmania) is an Australian cricketer and current captain of the Australia national cricket team (for both One-Day International and Test cricket). .
Warne announced his retirement from Test cricket in December 2006, but made the stunning revelation in the Australian media yesterday.
However, Warne, who has starred as captain of the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League, would only return only under exceptional circumstances.
"If Stuart MacGill fell over and broke his leg, and there were no other spinners around, and Ricky came out and said, 'Mate, can you please help us out for this one-off tour? We need you', that is something I would weigh up," Warne said.
Warne said he had full faith in MacGill's ability, but admitted that there is a lack of quality spinners in Australia since he and one-day specialist Brad Hogg retired in the space of 16 months.
"Hopefully, over the coming years we can produce a few options for the selectors and Ricky to choose from," Warne said.
Warne added that he would love to still be able to play international cricket, but admitted the off-field grind had worn him down.
"If you could just turn up and play Test cricket, that would be cool. I would definitely consider that. At this stage, it is a fairytale," he said.
Less than four months shy of his 39th birthday, Warne has been one of the stars of the Indian Premier League, taking 14 wickets at an average of 18.78.
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