Shane Warne autopsy reveals death by natural causes as family break silence at ‘never-ending nightmare’

Shane Warne died of natural causes and with no signs of foul play, Thai police have confirmed, following an autopsy conducted on the cricket legend. Police in Thailand said the news had been conveyed to Warne’s family, who also paid... Read more

Shane Warne had completed ‘ridiculous’ 14-day diet just before his death in Thailand

Sirisombat said Warne had visited a tailor to have a suit made earlier on Friday and ordered two local masseuses to come to his villa. He added: “It was just massage. He didn’t die because of the massage. He wasn’t... Read more

The Hampshire years: How Shane Warne’s eccentric captaincy transformed a county

The memories, inevitably, were not confined to the cricket pitch. Walter recalls being passed a copy of the News of the World upon arriving in the press box for a match in Uxbridge which told the story of three models... Read more

Elizabeth Hurley pays tribute to Shane Warne as Thai police confirm bowler suffered chest pains before death

Former Australia fast bowler McGrath, who formed a formidable partnership with Warne for Australia, described Warne as the “ultimate competitor”.  England all-round Stokes, meanwhile, said: “To hear about Shane today was devastating for the world of cricket. People like myself,... Read more

Shane Warne: Lover of contests, women and king-sized pizzas – he never forgot that sport was supposed to be fun

As we were about to leave Edgbaston, just two days into the series, Buchanan and Warne walked out from the dressing-room together, looking stern. Buchanan was clearly worried that Warne – who never ducked a question, nor gave a boring... Read more

Shane Warne, legendary Australian cricketer who showed rare flamboyance and excitement as one of the all-time greats – obituary

At this even Warne experienced doubts: “I did not think that I was good enough to play in such elevated company and at that level.” Indeed, on returning to Melbourne he discovered that he could no longer command a place... Read more

The real Shane Warne: a force of nature who always made you feel the centre of his world

When Shane Warne picked up the phone for one of his columns for Telegraph Sport he always made you feel that at that point there was no other person in the world he would rather speak to.  “Ah, G’day Houlty,”... Read more

Shane Warne’s Ball of the Century catapulted him to fame and changed cricket forever

The turn “My thought process was to bowl the ball and spin the ball as far as you possibly can and send a message to the England guys that this guy can spin it,” Warne said. “Let them see it... Read more

Shane Warne’s charisma, sorcery and hedonism transcended cricket and landed him in the gossip pages

I once had a glimpse of this bulletproof image up close. It was 2006, and while his stock in England had never been higher in the wake of the previous summer’s Ashes, he still carried the notoriety of an earlier... Read more

Shane Warne was the greatest spin bowler of all-time – and ultimate cricketing con man

For England, only Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood, when he scored 206 in the Adelaide Test of 2006/07, succeeded in neutralising Warne. Warne did not admit defeat of course on the most placid of pitches: he simply bowled round the... Read more

Shane Warne: Australia mourns ‘the greatest’ as PM Scott Morrison announces state funeral

Shane Watson, the former Australia all-rounder, also paid tribute to his “hero, mentor and great friend” Warne. Watson tweeted: “I am numb!!! My hero, my mentor, my great friend, Shane Warne is no longer with us. Warnie, the impact you... Read more

Shane Warne dies of suspected heart attack, aged 52

Widely considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Warne’s 15-year international career saw him take 708 Test wickets, surpassed only by fellow spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. He was also arguably the best player in Australia’s all-conquering side of the... Read more

Farewell to Rod Marsh – the archetypal Aussie who left a lasting legacy in English cricket

Rod Marsh, who has died in hospital in Adelaide aged 74 following a heart attack last week, did not simply represent Australia in cricket but also in the public imagination. He was the archetypal Australian, stocky, gruff, rough, and tough on... Read more

Australia cricket in shock after Rod Marsh suffers serious heart attack

Former Test wicketkeeper Rod Marsh was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering a heart attack, sending shockwaves through Australian cricket. Marsh, who played 96 Tests and 92 one-day internationals, had the heart attack while being driven to a hotel... Read more

Pat Cummins claims Australia players want a calmer coach after ‘intense’ Justin Langer

Langer’s ability to extract every iota of his cricketing talents even inspired Telemachus Brown, an Australian band, to write ‘(Wrong about) Justin Langer’, a song apologising for doubting him. His exacting standards were a feature of his time in county... Read more

Justin Langer will offer England a new approach: Ruthlessness and harsh work ethic

Langer’s ability to extract every iota of his cricketing talents even inspired Telemachus Brown, an Australian band, to write ‘(Wrong about) Justin Langer’, a song apologising for doubting him. His exacting standards were a feature of his time in county... Read more

Inside the Australia coup: How Ashes-winning coach Justin Langer was deposed by player power

The topic? Langer and how they saw Trevor Bayliss, the former England head coach and known to those present from New South Wales days, as a calm figurehead who would take a back seat and allow the players the freedom... Read more

Justin Langer is the man to lead England – he can bring toughness to ‘cosy’ set-up

English cricket needs a reality check. It is not about being cosy and nice to each other. To win you sometimes need to be on edge. In white ball cricket it is different. You have to be flamboyant, fearless and... Read more

England consider approach to Justin Langer after he quits as Australia head coach

During the team meeting, Langer critiqued Tim Paine’s captaincy, especially how he allowed Stokes to pinch singles off the final ball of the over to keep control of the strike. “Hard to watch, hard to watch but it is what... Read more

Justin Langer is the man to lead England – he can bring toughness to ‘cosy’ set-up

English cricket needs a reality check. It is not about being cosy and nice to each other. To win you sometimes need to be on edge. In white ball cricket it is different. You have to be flamboyant, fearless and... Read more

‘England’s Ashes players were sitting ducks in Australia – they deserve medals not criticism’

England’s Ashes players “deserve medals not criticism” for playing five Test matches in Australia during the pandemic and were “sitting ducks” during the series after 18 months of bubble life, said England assistant coach Paul Collingwood. Collingwood, who is acting... Read more

Paul Collingwood: England Ashes were sitting ducks in Australia – they deserve medals not criticism

England’s Ashes players “deserve medals not criticism” for playing five Test matches in Australia during the pandemic and were “sitting ducks” during the series after 18 months of bubble life, said England assistant coach Paul Collingwood. Collingwood, who is acting... Read more

Why three Tests not five can revitalise Ashes series with fresh intensity

Like the Ashes now, the Ryder Cup, in many ways golf’s equivalent, was once considered immune to the shifting sands of the sport, an event impervious to change. But eventually, the notion collapsed, because it all became too predictable. After... Read more

Saqib Mahmood exclusive: ‘I wanted to be part of the Ashes – red-ball cricket is my top priority’

The good news for England is that Mahmood has not been deterred and, after a week of agonising over the future of the red-ball game in this country, the following words should warm the hearts of cricket fans up and... Read more

Inside England’s all-night party: From cans in the dressing room to 6am lagers on the terrace

“Caught up with the English side for a couple of beers, just back at the hotel,” Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, confirmed on Monday morning. “It was a pretty hard-fought series between both teams. It’s always good to catch up after... Read more