‘I think Australia can get back to No.1’, says Shane Warne

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“It’s the start of something pretty special”

Former Australia spin king Shane Warne has announced that he believes the national team “can get back to No.1” after having regained the Ashes for the first time in five years.

Warne also noted that the national selectors should not add or remove any players as it will destroy the balance the team currently have.

“I think Australia can get back to No.1,” Warne was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald. “The spine of the team now, when you think of the inclusions of (David) Warner and Mitchell Johnson, they’ve added an X-factor with the bat and the ball.

“I don’t think it was winning the Ashes, I think it’s more important that it’s the start of something pretty special for this run of the Australian cricket team.”

Despite many of the senior players in the squad being in their early to late thirties, Warne once again reiterated that it would be a bad idea to start experimenting with the team.

“I’d be keeping the foot on the throat,” he said. “Ashes series are always pretty special and I think if we start messing around with the team too much you can get yourself in trouble.

“It’s a good opportunity if someone has got a bit of an injury or is 50-50 to try someone else you’re looking at, whether it’s a batsman or a bowler. But I wouldn’t be tweaking it too much.”

Warne added that the national team’s Ashes triumph justified Cricket Australia’s decision to sack former head coach Mickey Arthur.

“The Mickey Arthur situation is something that everybody looks back on and doesn’t feel very good about,” he said. “I don’t think he handled himself the best there. But I think it was good they moved so swiftly. When you get someone that’s right to do it, then it’s good to act pretty quickly. They acted pretty quickly and the results are starting to show.”

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