Warne hopes to play his fourth Ashes series in 2005

Published: Sunday, September 1, 2002, 19:48 [IST]
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Sydney: Australia's champion leg-spin bowler Shane Warne wants to play in his fourth Ashes Test series in England in 2005, reports said on Sunday.

Warne, 33 this month, is the first spinner to take more than 400 Test wickets and wants to become the first bowler of any kind to break the 600-wicket barrier. "I think another Ashes tour is a realistic goal," Warne told the 'Sun-Herald'. "Down the track I'm going to have to make a decision. Maybe I might play one form of the game. That might prolong my Test career. "Maybe I could play four or five years of Test cricket. "They're all the things you weigh up. But you don't want to get too far ahead of yourself. That's when your form wavers and you're out of the side anyway." To show his determination to prolong his playing career Warne has undergone a strict fitness regime that has trimmed his weight from 98 kilograms to 85 kilograms. England tour Australia for a five-Test match series in November-January.

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