Shane Warne to lead Victoria against Tasmania

Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2002, 21:27 [IST]
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Melbourne: Shane Warne, fresh from his player-of-the-series exploits against Pakistan, will lead Victoria for the first time this season when it hosts Tasmania in Sheffield Shield action next week.

Warne captured 27 wickets as Australia swept Pakistan aside 3-0 in Colombo and Sharjah over the last few weeks. The champion leg spinner has now taken 477 Test wickets, second only to world record holder Courtney Walsh of the West Indies, who retired last season with a tally of 519. Victoria added Warne and all-rounder Jon Moss to a squad of 13 for the October 30 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, just a week before the opening Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.

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