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Hauritz now Australia's No.1 spinner: Warne

November 23, 2009 09:13 IST

Australian leg spinner Shane Warne believes that off-spinner Nathan Hauritz is the country's number one spinner.

''I think Nathan Hauritz is doing a pretty good job,'' Warne said before training in the nets for the first time in six months.

''First of all, the sign of any good international cricketer is if you improve, and I think Nathan Hauritz has improved since he first started. So, I think he's going pretty well,'' the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Warne, as saying.

Warne also believes Australian spin stocks are healthier than most realise. However, he urged domestic captains to be more aggressive in their approach to benefit slow bowlers.

'''The spinning cupboard is not bare, we've got the talent there. It's up to the captains to make sure they captain them right, and Shield cricket is played in the right spirit where we try to win games rather than bat too long, and that gives the spinners a chance," Warne said.

Source: ANI