Warne lauds Chappell

Shane Warne has named Australian cricketing legend Ian Chappell as his most important cricketing influence, according to the BBC.

Warne said that the former Australian captain could be credited for teaching him many of the game's fundamental principles.

"Probably the biggest influence on my career was Ian Chappell," said Hampshire captain Warne.

"It was him who taught me the way the game should be played, captaincy, leadership, how to attack and so on."

Warne also praised to his first skipper Allan Border, who taught him "how to be tough" in Test cricket.

Speaking ahead of the upcoming Test series between England and Pakistan, Warne said he expected England to easily win the series.

He said: "They'll be disappointed not to have won series against Sri Lanka.

"They should have been 2-0 up going into the last match, but it might fire them up against Pakistan.

"I think they all need to find some form, but hopefully Pakistan can do us a favour and beat up the Poms."

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