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Friday, December 23, 2005

Not a 'New Daryll' Again?

Shane Warne has been trying since ages to find a suitable replacement for Daryll Cullinan, his "bit*h" during the nineties. This time he thinks Kemp or Prince might be possible candidates.

I love this about Warnie. He is a total entertainer, whether he is bowling, batting, smoking, not smoking, chasing women, or just mouthing off. I especially love the fact that he isn't scared of putting his foot in his mouth. The most memorable f-in-m incident is of course the 1998 tour of India when he went around town saying he would target Tendulkar, and got badly whipped.

The last time he put his foot half in his mouth was when he again went Daryll-hunting. He said before the Ashes that Strauss would be the new Daryll. Strauss scored almost 400 runs in the series, including two centuries, though he did get out to Warne an awful lot.

If getting 400 runs in 5 tests with 2 centuries is what entails becoming the "New Daryll', then i am sure Kemp and Prince would be more than eager.

Having said that, I do think the two are candidates for the position, judging by the way they handled spin in India.