Published on November 14, 2007
PowerPoint Presentation: Shane Warne King Of Spin By Brett Waldby PowerPoint Presentation: Contents Introduction to Shane Warne (1) Shane Warne’s Career ( 2 ) Controversies ( 3 ) ‘Shane Warne Greatest Bowler, Myth or Legend’ ( 4 ) Wisden’s Cricketers of the 20 th Century ( 5 ) 2005 Ashes Series ( 6 ) Ball of The century ( 7 ) The Final Campaign ( 8 ) PowerPoint Presentation: Introduction To Shane Warne Shane Keith Warne is an ex-Australian test and one day player who is also the current captain of English county team Hampshire. He was born in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia, on the 13 th of September 1969. He debuted in mid 1991 and retired at the beginning of 2007 his 16 year career has been filled with wickets, runs, records and of course controversies. Some of which include drugs, sex and mobile phones, yes mobile phones. With all these put aside some sports critics regard him as the greatest bowler of all time, others aren't as generous and only look upon him as the greatest spin bowler of all time. Both of which are great achievements. PowerPoint Presentation: Career Shane Warne began his international career with his first class debut for Victoria, on the 15 th of February 1991. He took 0/61 in the first innings and 1/41 in the second, against Western Australia. He was then awarded with the honour of being selected in the Australia B team which toured Zimbabwe in 1991. After an excellent tour with best figures of 7/52, he made his mark in an Australia A vs. West Indies match in December 1991 when he took 3/14 in the first innings and 4/42 in the second. Following his outstanding form against the West Indies he was rushed in to the Australian team for the 3 rd test against India following the lack of form by regular spinner Peter Taylor. PowerPoint Presentation: Career Shane Warne had an ordinary international test debut taking only 1/150 in his first test and 1/228 in his first series. His poor start continued in the 1 st innings of the match against Sri Lanka in 1992, recording 0/107, however his 3/11 in a 2 nd innings spell contributed to an Australian win and saved his test position. He then secured it with a remarkable 7/52 in a man of the match performance against the West Indies in the 1992-93 series. Although the inauspicious beginning to his International Test career in the early ’90’s, Warne has since revolutionised the game with his mind, and his art of leg spin. PowerPoint Presentation: Career The previous 2 decades, before Warne’s debut was controlled by fast bowling, with leg spin a dying art due to it’s immense difficulty and lack of variety, and with the West Indies who had lost only one (ill-tempered and controversial) Test series, with a bowling attack comprised of a full pace attack. Then there was Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thompson, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis, who were assuming the responsibility of the most feared bowlers in the world. It was on that note that Warne’s humiliation of Mike Gatting, (the ball of the century) his mortification of Daryl Cullinan, whom sought the help of a therapist to overcome Warne’s threshold, and his shear torment of batsmen from around the world became more significant than his actual statistics. The Ball of the century. Against Mike Gatting. PowerPoint Presentation: Career Almost all of Warne’s most impressive moments have come during an Ashes series between Australia and England. This is because English bowlers don’t have the patience to bowl leg spin, giving the English batsmen less of a chance to bat against the bowling style. Which gives them a rawness against leg spin making them predominately vulnerable. But famous balls including the ‘ball of the century’ (mentioned in the previous slide) which spun almost 2 ½ feet, the credit is all Warne’s. While his greatest moments have been against England, his worst have been against India. This is because of great batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, his bowling average against India a miserable 47.18 runs per wicket, compared to his career average of just less than 26. PowerPoint Presentation: Career As well as success in his test career, he was also a highly effective bowler in the one-day form of the game. This is something that few leg spinners ever achieved. Before his retirement from one-day cricket in January 2003, he took 293 wickets, in 194 matches, scored 1018 runs, and captained Australia on 11 occasions, winning 10 and losing just the 1. PowerPoint Presentation: Career In March 2004, Shane Warne became the 2 nd cricketer ever (Courtney Walsh the 1 st ) to take 500 Test wickets. He then broke the world wicket taking record in tests, on the 15 th of October of the same year. On the 11 th of August 2005 he made history by becoming the 1 st bowler to take 600 test wickets. By the end of 2005 he had also broken the record for most wickets in a calendar year, with 96. His aggressive competitiveness was the feature of the 2005 Ashes series, in which he took 40 wickets at an average of 19.92. PowerPoint Presentation: Career With a high score of 99 Warne is also known for his excellent lower order batting. Out of all Test cricketers to ever play the game, Warne has scored the most runs without a century. He is also 3 rd on the all-time list of test ducks. Apart from his first-rate bowling and exuberant lower order batting he is also one of the best slip fielders ever known. He became a full-time slip fielder after shoulder surgery because it doesn’t require much throwing, and his time behind the wicket put him 7 th on the list of most catches as a fielder. PowerPoint Presentation: Controversies Despite nearly universal recognition of Warne’s talents, his reputation with fans and cricket authorities is mixed, owing to a succession of intemperate actions in both his professional and his private life. In the following section of this Presentation I am going to describe to you in some detail some of the on and off field controversies, whether they fact or fiction that Shane Warne has been involved with during his almost 16 year career. PowerPoint Presentation: Controversies Shane Warne’s first big off-field controversy came in 1998 when Warne admitted that he and fellow Australian test player Mark Waugh had taken money from a man whilst on tour in India back in 1994. John as he was known, later turned out to be involved with bookmakers. Warne and Waugh argued that they had taken the money as a payment for inside information on pitch and weather reports. They also said that Pakistan cricketer Salim Malik, was the one that approached them and offered them the chance at some easy money, firstly by betting against Australia and then batting and bowling badly. When they both turned down the offer he returned and told them that he knew a guy (john) who would pay money for inside pitch reports. PowerPoint Presentation: Controversies The next of his controversies came in 2004 when he was charged with bringing the game into disrepute. This was following his comments to the Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga, during a test match in Australia. The comments made by both parties were never made public but a leaked source at the International Cricket Board makes us believe that it went something like this: Warne: ‘have you seen the size of Ranatunga? Looks like he’s just swallowed a sheep.’ (Remember this was just after Warne’s return to cricket after a 12-month ban for testing positive to a banned substance that he claimed his mum gave him.) Ranatunga: ‘I may have swallowed a cow, but at least my mother didn’t have to feed it to me.’ Both players were later charged an unknown percentage of their match fee. PowerPoint Presentation: Controversies Another of Shane Warne’s controversial moments in his cricketing career, was in February of 2003, just prior to the start of the ODI World Cup, Warne was sent home after learning the results of a prior drug test in late 2002. He had tested positive to a banned diuretic (increases the flow of urine). Warne claimed that he had only taken one tablet of the prescription drug Moduretic, to improve his appearance. He later admitted to taking two tablets. A panel of Australian Cricket Board (ACB) and Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) officials, found Warne guilty of breaching the ACB’s drug code, and enforced a one year ban from all international, national. and state organised cricketing competitions. Warne viewed the ban as a good thing, for the fact that it would give him time to relax and not travel so much, which inturn would lengthen his test playing career. PowerPoint Presentation: Controversies During his suspension, he applied for an Assistant Coaching role at the St Kilda Football Club as he was on their reserves list before he chose to pursue his cricketing career instead. But this opportunity was disallowed by the AFL, because they believed that it would not be a wise move for the club to have somebody suspended for a drug offence advising players. He received invitations to play in a diverse range of celebrity cricket events, which Cricket Australia allowed as proceeds went to worthy charities. He also took the position of a Channel 9 commentator during his period of suspension. PowerPoint Presentation: Controversies Shane Warne’s biggest off-field controversy that has plagued his whole career, is his relationship with his wife Simone. He was criticised for text messaging a South African women whilst on tour there in 1999. The women was later charged with extortion. The biggest allegations of Warne having extra-marital affairs came in 2005, just before the beginning of the Ashes series in England, when him and wife Simone announced that they would be separating. It was found later that Warne had been caught again text messaging and meeting various other women, in hotel rooms for exotic weekends. In may 2006 when a reconciliation between Warne and Simone was near, he was photographed in his underpants with two 25-year old models. He and Simone got back together on April 1 st 2007. PowerPoint Presentation: Is He The Greatest? Is Shane Warne the greatest bowler to ever have played the game of cricket? Well that’s the question I’m asking. In the following section of this presentation I am going to examine his bowling statistics in two forms of the game One Day Internationals and Test cricket. I will then compare him to other great bowlers such as Dennis Lillee, Andy Roberts, Richard Hadlee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Wasim Akram, and Glenn McGrath. I will then look at controversies in each of the bowlers career’s to see how much of a sportsman and role model they really are. Finally I will make a decide if Shane Warne is truly the greatest bowler of all time. PowerPoint Presentation: The Test The test I am conducting to discover whether Shane Warne is the greatest bowler of all time has 4 parts. The first is a hypothesis test, stating the for and against arguments, that he is the greatest bowler, purely on his Test statistics. I will then write a conclusion about my results. The second will be the same format as the first except it will be done on his One Day International statistics. The third part will be a hypothesis test on how much of a sportsman and role model Shane Warne is compared to the other bowlers. I will then conduct an overall hypothesis test which will involve all of the points that I have appeared in the other tests. I will then write an overall conclusion to whether the facts say that he is the greatest bowler, which will include my personal opinion. PowerPoint Presentation: My Opinion My hypothesis for the first test is that Shane Warne is the greatest Test bowler to have ever played the game. My hypothesis for the second test is that Shane Warne is not the greatest One Day bowler but he will probably be the third or fourth best. My hypothesis for the third test is that he is the worst sportsman, and role model out of all of the bowlers I am including in my research. My hypothesis for the fourth test is that he is the greatest bowler out of the six I have researched. PowerPoint Presentation: Statistics Bowler Wickets Average Five Wicket Hauls Ten Wicket Hauls Best Bowling Dennis Lillee 355 23.92 23 7 7/83 Andy Roberts 202 25.61 11 2 7/54 Richard Hadlee 431 22.29 36 9 9/52 Muttiah Muralitharan 674* 21.73 57 19 9/51 Wasim Akram 414 23.62 25 5 7/119 Shane Warne 708 25.41 37 10 8/71 Glenn McGrath 563 21.64 29 3 8/24 Above are the test statistics for the 5 other bowlers which I thought would contend with Warne for the title of the world’s greatest bowler. PowerPoint Presentation: Hypthesis Test FOR AGAINST He has the most number of wickets. (708) He has the 2 nd most five wicket hauls. He has the 2 nd most ten wicket hauls. He holds the record for the most number of test wickets in a calendar year. (96) He has the 2 nd worst average. (25.41) Three of the other bowlers have better ‘best bowling’ figures than him. He never captained an international test, while Wasim Akram has. (Pakistan) I will now conduct a hypothesis test. I will put the points for and against Shane Warne being the greatest bowler, compared to the other five, based on Test statistics only. PowerPoint Presentation: Conclusion Now that I have completed the hypothesis test with the for and against points of Warne being the greatest bowler on test statistics, I believe that although there are 3 points for each argument, Shane Warne is not the greatest test bowler. I also believe that if a cricket expert was to look over these six cricketers test statistics he/she would come to the same conclusion. This is because the against points are more critical to a bowlers performance than the for points. For example if he was to argue this hypothesis then he could say that out of the six bowlers he has the most number of wickets. The opposition could then say that although he has the most wickets he claimed them at the 2 nd most runs per wicket. Which in cricket is a bad thing. PowerPoint Presentation: Conclusion My findings on the previous slide show that my hypothesis on the results of the first test was wrong , because I said that the results would show that Shane Warne is the greatest test bowler ever. That is wrong he is not the greatest test bowler ever according to only statistics, for the reasons I have stated on the previous page. PowerPoint Presentation: Statistics Bowler Wickets Average Five Wicket Hauls Best Bowling Dennis Lillee 103 20.82 1 5/34 Andy Roberts 87 20.35 1 5/22 Richard Hadlee 158 21.56 5 5/25 Muttiah Muralitharan 432* 23.08* 8* 7/30* Wasim Akram 502 23.52 6 5/15 Shane Warne 293 25.73 1 5/33 Glenn McGrath 355 22.62 7 7/15 Above are the One Day International statistics for the 5 other bowlers which I thought would contend with Warne for the title of the world’s greatest bowler. PowerPoint Presentation: Hypthesis Test FOR AGAINST He is the only leg spinner to take more than 200 One day International Wickets. (293) He had the worst bowling average. (25.73) The equal worst number of five wicket hauls. (1) The second worst ‘best bowling figures. (5/33) This second hypothesis test is made up of the points, both for and against Shane Warne being the greatest One Day bowler. PowerPoint Presentation: Conclusion My second hypothesis test clearly shows that Shane Warne was not the greatest One day bowler. I fact I don’t think that he would be in the top twenty or thirty if I extended my findings to every cricketer to ever bowl a ball in an International One day Match. These results both prove and disprove my hypothesis, this is because I believed that Shane Warne would not be the greatest One Day bowler, which was correct, but I also believed that he would be third or fourth, which was incorrect according to the extended findings of my hypothesis test. PowerPoint Presentation: Hypthesis Test This next hypothesis test is to decide whether or not Shane Warne is the greatest sportsman, because you can’t be a great cricketer without being a good sportsman. Is Shane Warne the greatest sportsman? FOR AGAINST He along with another member of the Australian Test team Warne took money from another man who later was found to be a bookmaker. Warne was charged with bringing the game into disrepute with comments he made to Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga . In February 2003 Warne was tested positive to a banned substance. PowerPoint Presentation: Hypthesis Test FOR AGAINST Warne text messaged many women, and was photographed with other women whilst still married to wife Simone. The latest controversy came only days ago when he accidentally sent a text message saying ‘I’m just talking to my kids, the back doors open’ to his wife Simone. PowerPoint Presentation: Conclusion My conclusion for the third hypothesis test is that I was completely right . He has been banned for taking drugs, photographed with other women, sledged other cricketers o bad that he had to be charged, and cheated on his wife, not just once but many times even after he promised never to do it again. Shane Warne is one of, if not the worst sportsman. And I don’t think this statement means he just the worst sportsman out of all the cricketers, I think he is probably one of the worst sportsman ever, out of all sports. PowerPoint Presentation: Hypthesis Test This last hypothesis test is to decide if Shane Warne is the Greatest Bowler out of the six bowler I have mentioned previously, in both One Day and test forms of the game. Is Shane Warne the Greatest Bowler Ever? FOR AGAINST He has the most number of Test wickets. (708) He has the 2 nd most five wicket hauls in tests. He has the 2 nd most ten wicket hauls in Tests. He is the only leg spinner to take more than 200 One day International Wickets. (293) He re-invented the flipper, which has resulted in him taking 106 wickets. He has the worst test bowling average in ODI’s. He has the 2 nd worst test average. Three of the other bowlers have better ‘best bowling’ figures than him. He never captained an international test, while Wasim Akram has. (Pakistan) The equal worst number of five wicket hauls. (1) The second worst ‘best bowling’ figures. (5/33) PowerPoint Presentation: Hypthesis Test FOR AGAINST He revolutionised the googly. He holds the record for the most number of test wickets in a calendar year. (96) PowerPoint Presentation: The Result To come to a conclusion on this hypothesis test I am going to use a points system. I will rate each point in the test on how important it is to each sides argument, on a scale of 1-10. with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best. I will then add up the scores to see if Shane Warne is the greatest bowler ever. The first table is for the for points. Point Rating He has the most number of Test wickets. (708) 10 He has the 2 nd most five wicket hauls in Tests. 5 He has the 2 nd most ten wicket hauls in Tests. 5 He is the only leg spinner to take more than 200 One day International Wickets. (293) 9 He re-invented the flipper, which has resulted in him taking 106 wickets. 6 He revolutionised the googly. 3 He holds the record for the most number of test wickets in a calendar year. (96) 7 Total 45 PowerPoint Presentation: The Result Point Rating He has the worst test bowling average in ODI’s. 9 He has the 2 nd worst test average. 9 Three of the other bowlers have better ‘best bowling’ figures than him. 7 He never captained an international test, while Wasim Akram has. (Pakistan) 5 The equal worst number of five wicket hauls. (1) 7 The second worst ‘best bowling’ figures. (5/33) 6 Total 43 Against PowerPoint Presentation: Conclusion The points system for the final hypothesis test worked out well and came up with the for side having 45 points given to their arguments, and the against side having 43 points their arguments. Being decided by only 2 points, the final result was very close, but the facts say that Shane Warne is the Greatest Bowler Ever!! That statement, along with the help of the facts prove my hypothesis, that Shane Warne is the greatest bowler ever. Now you may be thinking that I haven’t covered all of the facts, for example that they played in different era’s of the game and that they all have different bowling styles, and that some played for longer. yes, your right, I didn’t cover all of those facts because there would be no way of narrowing it down to two or three bowlers that are considered the greatest, if you were to account for all those facts. The final words is that you will never find out who the greatest bowler is, because no matter how many score sheets, statistics pages, and cricketing expert opinions you look at, there will be some game out there where one of the bowlers you discounted in your statistics took 20 wickets for 90 runs in a match or a ridiculous figure like that, that was never recorded onto a scoresheet. PowerPoint Presentation: Conclusion Also you may look at all of those statistics, score sheets and opinions, and maybe use a points system like me, to determine who you think the greatest bowler is. But it will only ever be who YOU think the greatest bowler is. Yes, some people will agree with you, but on the other hand a lot of people won’t. For many reasons, whether it be because the bowler you chose isn’t their favourite or isn’t from their favourite team. Everybody has their own opinion on who the greatest bowler is, and it doesn’t matter if they have look over the same information as you, their own information, or even none at all, you can never find the best Shane Warne Greatest Bowler In my opinion, Yes. With my facts, Yes In others opinion’s, No With others fact, No PowerPoint Presentation: Wisden Cricketer of Century Every year the Wisden cricketing magazine names five cricketers as the Wisden cricketers of the year. Shane Warne was one of the five in 1994. In 2000 Wisden decided to name 5 cricketers of the century. They assembled a 100 member panel of experts to vote on who they thought were the greatest cricketers of the century. Warne was voted fourth with 27 votes, behind Sir Donald Bradman (100 votes), Sir Garfield Sobers (90 votes), Sir Jack Hobbs (30 votes), and Sir Vivian Richards took out fifth place with 25 votes. Shane Warne is the only one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century not to be knighted. He is not expected to be, because of all of his off-field antics. PowerPoint Presentation: Wisden Cricketer of Century Place Name Votes 1 Sir Donald Bradman 100 2 Sir Garfield Sobers 90 3 Sir Jack Hobbs 30 4 Shane Warne 27 5 Sir Vivian Richards 25 6 Dennis Lillee 19 7 Sir Frank Worrell 19 8 Wally Hammond 18 9 Denis Compton 14 10 Imran Khan 13 11 Richard Hadlee 13 PowerPoint Presentation: 2005 Ashes Series This much anticipated Ashes Series began on July 21 st with Australia the carry over champs. The series ended with the score of two tests to one, with England the victors for the first time since 1987. Apart from Australia losing the series for the first time since 1987, this whole series was about Warne. He led the wicket taking count for the whole series, and finished with a staggering 40 wickets for the series. He also claimed the best, ‘best bowling’ figures for an innings with 6/46, and for a match with 12/246. Warne also became the all-time leading wicket taking in Ashes campaigns having taken a total of 172. Additionally he became the first ever bowler to take 600 test wickets. He ended the series with 623. PowerPoint Presentation: 2005 Ashes Series Bowling wasn’t the only thing Warne excelled at in the 2005 Ashes Series. He also did a bit of magic with the bat. During the series Warne played 5 match’s, batted in 9 innings, scored 249 runs, and got a high score of 90. Warne’s 249 runs were the fifth highest total of all the Australian’s on this tour. He had an average on 27.66, and scored his runs at an impressive 70.53 runs per 100 balls. This strike rate was the 2 nd highest behind Adam Gilchrist’s 71.82. Warne also took 5 catches in the series. If we go back to Warne’s impressive bowling in the series. His figures go like this, he played 5 matches, bowled 252.5 over's, 37 of those were maiden’s (no runs scored in the over), he took 40 wickets for 797 runs, he had an outstanding average of 1 wicket every 19.92 runs, he claimed 3 five wicket hauls and 2 ten wicket hauls, his strike rate was 1 wicket every 37.9 balls, and he conceded a good 3.15 runs per over. PowerPoint Presentation: 2005 Ashes Series In conclusion, Shane Warne’s 2005 Ashes Campaign was his greatest campaign ever, and to think prior to the series he was receiving a lot of criticism for cheating on, and splitting up with his ex-wife Simone. I believe that he used the negative criticism to his advantage, by applying it to his pre-match warm-up and making it fire him up so that when he got out onto the field he was ready to knock over all the English batsmen. PowerPoint Presentation: Ball of the Century The ball of the century was a ball bowled by Shane Warne to Mike Gatting, in first test of the 1993 Ashes Series. It was in fact Warne’s first ball against the English ever. Warne took a small run up of only a few paces before he rotated his right arm over and delivered the leg break. The ball appeared to be travelling directly at Gatting’s off stump, it then drifted away and landed inches outside his leg stump. Gatting’s response was to thrust his leg toward the ball with his bat out in front. This was a tactic used by many experienced batsmen, because if the ball lands outside leg stump, spins back in and hit the pad then he cannot be given out LBW. The ball spun back further than first thought, in fact it missed both bat and pad, clipped the top of Gatting’s off stump, and removed the bails. Whilst Warne and his team mates jump up with joy Gatting stood there wondering what all the fuss was about, before turning around and seeing his bails lying on the floor, he then turned with a shell shocked look on his face and began the walk back to the changing rooms. PowerPoint Presentation: Ball of the Century Photographer Steve Lindsell captured Mike Gatting’s facial expression when he realised how far the ball had actually spun. During the 2005 Ashes Series Gatting re-created the delivery using a machine specially designed to deliver leg spin. The BBC also created an animation to show how far the ball actually spun. PowerPoint Presentation: The Final Campaign Although nobody knew it, Shane Warne’s final test series began on 23 November 2006, with the first of five tests being played at the GABBA in Brisbane. Australia won the series in a 5-0 whitewash. After Australia had won the first three tests of the series and were firm favourites to take back the Ashes, Warne decided that enough was enough and called it quits on the 21 st of December 2006. He said that if it was not for England winning the Ashes for the first time since 1987, he would have retired after the 2005 series, but he felt that he couldn’t leave with the Ashes in the hands of the English and knew that he had to help get them back. PowerPoint Presentation: The Final Campaign Warne had an average series, although taking his 700th test wicket and 1000 international wicket (test and ODI combined). Warne’s bowling figures for the 2006/07 Ashes Series were like this, he played 5 matches, bowled 241.2 over’s, 43 of those were maidens (no runs scored from the over), conceded 698 runs, and took 23 wickets at an average of 30.34 runs per wicket claimed. He had best bowling figures of 5/39, just the one five wicket haul, he took the wickets at a strike rate of 62.9 balls per wicket, and conceding only 2.89 runs per over. His batting statistics were not his best, but he help Australia out of some tricky situations during the 2006/07 Ashes Series. His batting statistics were like this, 5 matches, 5 innings, 1 not out, he scored 196 runs, with a high score of 71, an average of 49.00 and a strike rate of 71.27 (runs per 100 balls), and he scored 1 fifty.