Shane Warne inducted into ICC Hall of Fame
Australia great Shane Warne is to be inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame.
Last Updated: 11/07/13 10:51am
The former international leg-spinner, who took 708 Test wickets at an average of 25.41, will be formally inducted during the tea interval of the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on 19 July.
He lost just one of the eight Ashes series he played against England and claimed 195 wickets during those contests.
As well as his one-time record Test wicket haul, taken in 145 matches between 1992 and 2007, Warne also claimed 293 victims in 194 one-day internationals.
"I'm very honoured and proud to be announced as an inductee into the ICC Hall of Fame later this month and I'd like to thank the voting academy very much for even considering me," said Warne.
"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."
He will join former team-mates Steve Waugh and Glenn McGrath in the Hall of Fame.
Warne, Waugh and McGrath were all members of the side that won the World Cup for Australia in 1999, in which the former took 4-33 in the final and was named man-of-the-match.
Warne retired at the end of the 2006/07 Ashes series, after helping Australia reclaim the urn from England, but has continued to play club cricket, most recently for Melbourne Storm during the Australian T20.
Warne is the 71st member of the Hall of Fame.