Warne wants Stephen Fleming to coach Australia

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Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 15:43 [IST]
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Melbourne, Jan 30: Australia's legendary spinner Shane Warne wants former New Zealand cricketer and IPL team Chennai Super Kings' coach Stephen Fleming to coach Australia, in a draft suggesting changes in Australian cricket.

Shane Warne unhappy with the rotation policy adopted by Cricket Australia, suggested that the team needs a few changes and the first one must be the coach as he suggested Stephen Fleming could take over from Mickey Arthur as head coach.

Fleming should coach Australia: Warne

"In my time Stephen was the best opposition Captain we played against and seeing what Stephen has done first hand re his coaching roles along with knowing him well personally, I believe he brings alot to the table, a calmness, an intelligent understanding of the game and a very good cricket brain. He's a good communicator too as well as a good leader of men."

Further he also added that former Australia cricketer Mark Taylor should be the new general manager of Cricket Australia, as he suggested a few changes.

"Boss man, cricket supremo. The coach, captain and support staff are answerable to Tub. Tub is in charge of all things cricket. The reason why I would choose Mark is that he has an understanding from both sides and is a wonderful communicator as well as being very approachable and respected," Warne wrote on Mark Waugh.

Warne has also suggested the team management to rope in Darren Lehmann as assistant coach of the team while Michael Hussey and Michael Bevan could be batting coaches for the national side.

Shane Warne has posted the draft on his blog suggesting changes, as he recommended Merv Hughes or Bruce Reid as bowling coaches.

"Bowling Coaches: Merv Hughes / Bruce Reid: Both have been wonderful players and understand what works and what doesn't, they also were very clever bowlers and have experience, both have a great attitude and a passion for the game too," he added.

Moreover, Warne also added that former skipper and commentator Ian Chappell should be made the consultant for the national side.

Shane Warne has also suggested the names for the selection panel in his draft, stating Rodney Marsh (head of the selection panel), Mark Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Damien Martyn as the members.


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