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Shane warnes England of extra trouble

Australia's unassailable 3-0 lead is no reason for complacency for Warne and he wants to tighten the screws on England.

india Updated: Dec 25, 2006 14:44 IST

Shane Warne has promised more trouble for England as the ace leg spinner says he's ready to sign off his career with another big wicket haul.

Warne, who is retiring after the ongoing Ashes series, hurled a verbal volleys on the visitors declaring that he had the wood on most of the England batsmen.

"I feel a big bag of six or seven is just around the corner. Hopefully I can do that in one of these two Tests," said Warne who is a wicket short of becoming the first bowler in the history of the game with 700 Test scalps.

"I think I'm bowling really well but don't have a lot to show for it," he added.

But for his hampshire teammate Kevin Pietersen who he described as "one of the most destructive players", Warne was derisive about the visitors' ability to play him.

"I still feel I've got the wood over Ian Bell, and we saw that in Perth," he said.

"A few of the others, I reckon I've still got the wood over pretty comfortably," Warne added.

On whether he had any plan against Pietersen, Warne said, "At the end of the day, if Kevin Pietersen makes 100 and we win again, that's OK."

Australia's unassailable 3-0 lead was no reason for complacency for Warne and he wanted to tighten the screws on England.

"It's mission accomplished but only half accomplished," he said and added, "Now we have the opportunity to win these last two Tests and finish a fantastic summer on a fantastic high."

First Published: Dec 25, 2006 14:44 IST