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Shane Warne to join ICC's Hall of Fame

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Australia legend Shane Warne is to be given a place in the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame, during the second Ashes test between England and Australia.

The former leg spinner bowler will join fellow Australians Sir Don Bradman, Richie Benaud and Allan Border in a prestigious list of players, after being voted in by the sport’s governing body’s voting academy.

He will be formally inducted during the tea interval of the second day of the test match at Lord’s on July 19.

"I'm very honoured and proud," said the 43-year-old.

"I'd like to thank the voting academy very much for even considering me. I'm looking forward to celebrating my induction with my friends and family in front of the crowd at Lord's during the second Ashes Test."

Warne was the first bowler to reach 700 test wickets, with a final total of 708, and he finished his career with an average of 25.41.

He also scored 3,154 test runs, which were the most any batsmen has scored without making a single test hundred.

Warne is the 72nd player to enter the hall of fame, and the 18th Australian.

 

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