Spin caused Aussies downfall in World T20: Warne

June 11th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Shane Warne feels that the inability of Australians to play spin resulted in their early exit from the World Twenty20.
The former Australian leg spinner said the England team must have noted the team’s weakness against spin and used it to their advantage ahead of the Ashes series that begin July 8.

“A lot of the teams are using two specialist spinners, even England. Our guys are just not playing spin too well at the moment. I am sure the England selectors would have noticed,” Warne wrote in his column in the Times.

Warne, however, feels that the early exit could turn out to be a blessing in disguise as it will given the Aussies more time to prepare for the Ashes.

“Although Australia will still be hurting, this could be a blessing in disguise for the Ashes,” Warne said.

“They will be able to have a short break to get this out of their systems and then tick along with their practice out of the spotlight before the warm-ups. They have one focus now, no distractions.”

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