The 11-year chequered career of banned leggie Warne

Published: Saturday, February 22, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney: Fact file on Australian bowler Shane Warne who was banned for 12 months on Saturday after being found guilty of taking a prohibited diuretic drug. Full name: Shane Keith Warne. Birthplace: Upper Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, Australia. Birth date: September 13, 1969. Education: Hampton High School, Mentone Grammar School, Melbourne. Teams: Victoria (Australia), Australia, Hampshire (England).

1990: Warne released from Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide for failure to train properly and preference for beer, beaches and nightclubs.

1990-91: Makes first-class debut for home state of Victoria.

1992: In January makes Test debut for Australia against India at Sydney in January. Returns figures of one for 150. But in August, in Colombo, spell of three for 11 in 5.1 overs helps Australia to first Test victory over Sri Lanka.

1992-1993: Takes seven for 52 against West Indies in second Test at Melbourne. Takes 17 wickets in three Tests against New Zealand.

1993: Bowls Mike Gatting with his first ball in Ashes cricket, at Old Trafford, with a sharply spinning leg break. Delivery later known as "ball of the Century". Named as one of five cricketers of the year by the game's bible Wisden.

1994-95: Takes hat-trick against England at Melbourne in second Test and later has a Test best return of eight for 71 against England at Adelaide in fourth Test

1996: Has treatment for shoulder injury and surgery on spinning figure. Misses tour of India.

1998: Takes 300th Test wicket (Jacques Kallis) against South Africa at Sydney.

1999: Chosen as man-of-the-match in Australia's World Cup final victory over Pakistan at Lord's after taking four for 33 in nine overs.

2000: Voted one of Wisden's five cricketers of the Century. The others are Jack Hobbs, Don Bradman, Garry Sobers and Viv Richards. Joins English county Hampshire. In August has Australian vice-captaincy taken away from him following revelations he bombarded English nurse with lewd telephone calls. In September misses ICC One-day knockout tournament in Kenya because of left knee problems. Has knee operation. In October dislocates finger taking catch for Victoria in Sheffield Shield match. Misses most of 5-0 series thrashing of West Indies.

2001: In August takes 400th Test wicket, the first Australian to reach the landmark when, in his 92nd Test, Alec Stewart is caught by wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist in fifth Test at The Oval. In December makes highest Test score of 99 against New Zealand at Perth in third Test.

2002: On December 15: Dislocates his right shoulder while fielding off his own bowling during a One-day International against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The injury was to the same shoulder on which Warne had reconstructive surgery in May 1998. A day later he has surgery and is told he will be out for four to six weeks. On December 31: Selected in Australia's World Cup squad.

2003: January 10: Returns to cricket for Victoria in an domestic cup one-day match against Western Australia at the MCG, just 26 days after his injury. He takes one for 53 from eight overs and is run out without scoring.

January 22: Announces his intention to retire from international One-day cricket following the World Cup in order to prolong Test career.

January 23: Returns to the Australian One-day team for the first final of the triangular One-day series against England at Sydney. He takes one for 28 in Australia's 10-wicket victory.

January 25: Takes two for 58 and makes a first-ball duck in front of home crowd at MCG as Australia wins by five runs to clinch series final 2-0.

February 10: Informed by the Australian Sports Drug Agency he tested positive for a banned diuretic during a test taken in Sydney on January 22.

February 11: ACB announces Warne will return to Australia to face a drugs tribunal, forcing him out of the World Cup.

February 22: Warne banned from cricket for a year after being found guilty of taking a prohibited diuretic drug, ACB announces. "The (anti-doping) committee found the charge proved and imposed on player Shane Keith Warne (a ban) for a period of 12 months to date from February 10, 2003," ACB anti-doping council chairman Glen Williams said.

Warne's international record:

Test debut: Australia v India at Sydney, 3rd Test, 1991-92.

Latest Test: Australia v England at Perth, 3rd Test 2002-03

ODI debut: Australia v New Zealand at Wellington, 3rd ODI, 1992-93.

Latest ODI: Australia v England at Melbourne, Triangular Series, 2002-03.

Test match record:

Batting: (matches, innings, not outs, runs, highest score, average, 100s, 50s) M: 107, I: 146, NO: 13, R: 2,238, HS: 99, Av: 16.82, 100s: 0, 50s: 8.

Bowling: (overs, maidens, runs, wickets, average, best bowling, 5 wickets in an innings, 10 wickets in a match) O: 4,979.3, M: 1,417, R: 12,624, W: 491, Av: 25.71, BB: 8-71, 5w: 23, 10w: 6.

One-day Internationals:

Batting: M: 193, I: 106, NO:28, R: 1,016, HS: 55, Av: 13.02, 100s: 0, 50s: 1.

Bowling: O: 1,766.4, M: 110, R: 7,514, W: 291, Av: 25.82, BB: 5-33, 5w: 1. Copyright AFP 2001

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