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Aussie greats demand Warner’s inclusion in ODI squad

Shane Warne joined in the chorus along with former Australia skipper Bill Lawry in demanding the inclusion of wonderkid David Warner in the ODI squad.

Written by Agencies | Melbourne | Published: January 13, 2009 11:04:07 am

Test great Shane Warne joined in the chorus along with former Australia skipper Bill Lawry in demanding the inclusion of wonderkid David Warner in the ODI squad with an eye on the Ashes series.

Warner made everybody sit up and notice with his high octane 43-ball 89 for Australia that bamboozled South Africa in the international Twenty20 match on Sunday. “I’d add him to the one-day squad immediately,” Warne said.

“What we saw last night was a player who can take the game away from the opposition in a handful of overs. I know he has played only once but you can see he has that capacity. He’s an exciting prospect and for the public it’s fabulous to see someone like that. I’d rush him straight into the one-day squad for sure,” he was quoted as saying in ‘The Daily Telegraph’.

“He’s a different sort of player; he just goes for it,full stop. Let him play. He’s an entertainer and a talent.”

Former Australia skipper Lawry said Warner’s debut sent a loud and clear message. “There was a good message to the selectors that you don’t have to be 32 to play for Australia. If he’s that good,get him in there and play him. Warner proved that last night,” Lawry said.

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