Warne's World

by PAUL NEWMAN

Last updated at 20:06 27 June 2007


Shane has been telling us for years

that Dimitri Mascarenhas was good

enough to play one-day cricket for

England. When he makes his debut in

a Twenty20 match against West Indies

today or tomorrowwe will find out if

Warne knows better than selectors who have

taken 11 years to pick the Hampshire all-rounder.

I loved Warne's response when Ian Bell was left

out of Warwickshire's Friends Provident

semi-final defeat by Warne's old rival, director

of coaching Mark Greatbatch. A victorious

Warne said if Bell was unsettled he should give

him a call. What odds Bell ending up at Hampshire

when his contract runs out next year?