Warne picks Oz to beat SA

2012-10-23 07:29

Melbourne - Test great Shane Warne says home advantage will be the key factor in next month's cricket Test series between Australia and South Africa.

Warne said very little currently separates Australia, England, India and South Africa at Test level and series results often pivoted on home advantage.

The legspinner told reporters on Tuesday "when you're at home, you're expected to win. There's no real standout side for me. Anyone can beat anyone and when it's at home I'd expect Australia to beat South Africa."

Warne said the test series, which starts in Brisbane on November 9 "will be a great contest. It will be the bowlers who are on display for both teams, they will really Test the batsmen's techniques."


  • bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 07:32

    If memory serves me right, the same clown said the poms will beat us 2-0??? - 2012-10-23 07:39

      It looks like no matter who we play he backs the opposition to beat us ! He's a real clown !!!!!!

      sean.otto.9 - 2012-10-23 07:46

      Exactly right

      morkel.aj - 2012-10-23 07:48

      Exactly !! Poms would have savaged us ? But then like.. we took the nr 1 Test Ranking... by force.. on foreign soil.. and IN STYLE. Up Yours SW !

      Garth Neville Gordon Monk - 2012-10-23 08:11

      Precisely! He is a gigantic cake.

      shanleigh.sewsanker - 2012-10-23 08:16

      he actually said 2-1 but point taken

      dhirshan.gobind - 2012-10-23 08:45

      stick to kfc warney! you say 'results often pivoted on home advantage' - then why did we thump england away twice now and are unbeaten away in 6 years?

      hamish.drake1 - 2012-10-23 08:51

      erm, what did you think he was going to say? I can't wait for Kirsten to come out and tell us we're getting hammered 3-0. Correct, not going to happen

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-23 09:05

      He has a nack of making his name p0ep0l!!!

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 09:14

      Hey Warny, what do you call a tree with a bunch of sheep bound to it in AUS?

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 09:14

      A Playstation!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 09:38

      Good one Tang!!!

  • Sonnyjakes - 2012-10-23 07:35

    Being a professional gambler his money probably on SA to put everybody off.

  • Joe - 2012-10-23 07:36

    Go sleep, Warne

  • tsaneka1 - 2012-10-23 07:38

    Shane you got jokes

  • Spha - 2012-10-23 07:55

    wishful speaking!!

  • rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-23 08:04

    If ever the was a test matches world up SA would bag the silverware #fact

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-10-23 08:44

      Absolutely no Idea what you're on about

      rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-23 08:52

      Now really mate,try reading back and forth then maybe you might draw up a picture on what I'm on about

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-23 09:06


      asavela.qayiso - 2012-10-23 10:01

      U really need 2 gt ur brain-hand co-ordination right chap,coz no1 knws wt u tlkn abt.TWAT!!

      rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-23 10:24

      Let me quickly rephrase it to the small minds what I'm saying is if test matches had a world cup format SA would win the silverware

      tang.willemse - 2012-10-23 10:30

      The problem is you original post had no "c" in cup...No harm no foul!

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 10:45

      @asavelo- You just did the samething bra???

      rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-23 10:48

      No doubt lang willemse my mistake,but some1 with a fully fuctional brain would have an idea on what I'm trying to say...

      rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-23 10:54

      @ asavelo I am really perplexed ?! What language is that I am having difficulty in breaking down what you are saying mate

  • conrad.jansevanrensburg.14 - 2012-10-23 08:05

    Just like the poms hey! Warnie, you were great, but dont extend yourself into unknown waters!

  • percy.vanzyl.1 - 2012-10-23 08:11

    Go eat another pie!

  • AmosMoledi - 2012-10-23 08:25

    At least I know his predictions are crap

  • tracy.mccallum.9 - 2012-10-23 08:25

    This is an awkward comment for him to make given how fat he is.

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-23 08:28

    Warne with his pathetic predictions again

  • JHLR73 - 2012-10-23 08:33

    Hhmm. The way the proteas gave been playing last few weeks, any team will be able to beat them

      Jacques - 2012-10-23 09:17

      **See also 'the difference between money-spinning gimmick cricket and Test cricket, in which we. Are yet to lose a game in 6 tests, including 3 against the (then) world no1 team. You're welcome, twat

      JHLR73 - 2012-10-23 09:46

      @ Jacques- Stop dreaming- I am sure when there is a world cup in test cricket one day, they will choke just as bad. Stop hanging on your" we are the best test team in the world " mentality. When clearly they can not do it when the heat is on..

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 09:58

      JH jy nie lekka vars nie né. Do you know what T20 is?

      JHLR73 - 2012-10-23 10:11

      @ bakkies- Ja dit klink soos jou IK, Natuurlik ken ek die verskil tussen T20 en ander krieket. Hoekom vra jy so stupid vraag? wat het dit met die prys van eiers te doen??

      Jacques - 2012-10-23 10:30

      JHLR- I don't even care about the no1 as much as I do about the way we've been playing. If you look at how we've been ouplaying teams away from home, for days on end, shows character. What is this 'choking' thing you keep banging on about? A couple of overs spaced years apart in which some no9 can slog better than us? Get real. You don't 'choke or not choke' in tests, you 'are better or worse' for 5 days at a time. So if you want to judge the Proteas on take-away cricket like T20, be my guest, but don't extrapolate that (frankly, bad) view to test matches.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 10:46

      JHL- dis nou n stupid vraag, gaan lees jou simpel comment dan sal jy verstaan, geen IK ter spake nie, seker ook geen brein nie. P0ep0l

      Jacques - 2012-10-23 11:19

      JH- die verskil tussen T20 en Toets krieket is soos die verskil tussen Macdonalds op jou self en aandete met jou familie. Think about it carefully. I won't be trying to debate with you anymore, asking SUCH questions shows you just watch the cheap stuff for the hell of it, disregard our test status because it's 'boring' then go 'I told you we'll choke' around the braai because that's what everyone does. Hope you enjoy that, but leave the test cricket to the people who know what they're on about, no?

      JHLR73 - 2012-10-23 11:40

      @ Jacques and Bakkies- okay I get your point- you saying you can not compare test cricket against ODI's and T20. All I was saying is that they did not perform as well in the T20 losing all 3 their games in the 2nd round, hence my comment that they are not that good the moment, which is just my opinion as every one else has their opinion.Maybe I am wrong comparing their last performances to their ability to play test cricket. Let us reserve our judgements then until after the test series in Aust, which will be the ultimate test for them them. But let us not start insulting because we disagree..

      johann.beets - 2012-10-23 14:51

      Dear JHLR73: it is clear that you don't comprehend the cavernous gap that exists between test match cricket and hit & giggle cricket. Educate yourself before commenting on forums such as these. Due to the short duration of 20/20 cricket matches, teams and players are more easily able to hide any shortcomings there may exist in their game. Test match cricket is called as such for a reason: it is a five day examination of teams' and players' games during which there is ample time to chip away at your opponent. Our boys have recently, more often than not, passed such examinations with flying colours against highly rated and respected opponents. I suggest you show some more respect.

      Jacques - 2012-10-23 15:47

      Round of applause for Johann Beets!

      JHLR73 - 2012-10-23 16:22

      @ Jacques and Johan- Keep on telling yourselves that!! You might believe yourselves that SA are the best cricket nation in the world because of their record in boring test matches, but recent results shows they are average, it does not matter what version of the game it is. But let us wait and see how Australia will prove that SA are also below par when it comes to boring test cricket:)

      johann.beets - 2012-10-23 16:39

      Dear Mister Alpha-Numeric, test match cricket is alive and well. Your classification of test cricket as boring simply underlines the degree to which you are able to understand and appreciate the purest form of the game. Thanks for proving my point.

  • bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-23 08:33

    That photo must have been taken 10years ago, cause these days he is uggglyyy!!!

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-23 08:57

      still ugly in that pic

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-23 08:38

    He got it so wrong in England im surprized he's making predictions now, and home ground advantage is the best he's got for us. We know our batsmen have to step up to the challenges and we can't rely on 1 or 2 players to score big but im certain that beating ausies in their own back yard is enough motivation.

  • chiepner - 2012-10-23 08:51

    Says Mr England will be to strong for South Africa and will win 2 - 0.

  • jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-10-23 08:58

    Ag asb styf getrekte gevreet Warne. Jy gaan jou woorde weer sluk. Hoop net die keer jy kan n man wees en erken jy was verkeerd. poephol.

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-23 09:07

    Go Proteas!!!!!

  • tertius.aswegen - 2012-10-23 09:19

    No!!! Really??? Lol. Was he going to pick sa... even if he thought we would beat them. Come on news24. 'Rent a quote' warne almost like our very own corne krige. What they say matter???

  • jose.d.santos.9041 - 2012-10-23 09:30

    this is a old pic cause now he looks like a silicon dildo

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-10-23 09:49

    Warne surely if you get in that pitch we will beat the Auses

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-23 09:57

    What a botoxed twit he is. Thought Liz Hurley told him to keep his "cakehole" shut because he only speaks crap. Go Proteas and show him and the Aussies that we are better than them.

  • asavela.qayiso - 2012-10-23 10:05

    Yeah right! He shud worry more abt gtn a botox thn makin predictions cz he really luks more lik a used condom these days.Mr 2-0 for Eng,stupid Idiot!!

  • ruditrip - 2012-10-23 10:13

    settle down fatboy :)

  • franco.dasilva.904 - 2012-10-23 10:44

    Warne three months ago said that England would beat SA. 2 - 0 later and world number??? Pls answer that?

  • Riaan - 2012-10-23 11:00

    Ag asb,spaar ons dit,ENG 2-SA 0,en wat gebeur toe,huh??Dai botox is besig om j oë e verstand aan te tas!Wie stel elk geval belang in j voorspelings,as jy wil voorspel ga werk vi di weerburo,IDIOT!!!

  • tlethwane - 2012-10-23 14:22

    it was this very same guy that said the poms(eng) would beat de proteas(sa) 2-0...but de results turned out to be the opposite...being a crickt legend doesn't promote u 2 become a prophet MR warne!!

  • mavusana.vilakazi - 2012-10-23 17:45

    Fomer England international players also said the same thing, so whats really new about this guy's comments? he's only trying to scare the no. 1 ranked team in the world.

  • gunner.zn.5 - 2012-10-23 18:58

    Some of u supporters are behaving similar to the poms after they became no. 1 last year and we know what happened to them.its going to be tough fact SA will do well to draw this aussie series

  • clinton.carlson.108 - 2012-10-24 13:07

    "shame" warne . whishful thinking. shame. i dont think the home advantage helped aus in the last test series at home against sa. the stats show that sa won that one. must be the short memory loss syndrome.

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