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Shane Warne will captain his Melbourne Twenty20 team this season as talks are underway to bring Olympic medal star Usain Bolt into the squad,Sport Live said

Leg-spin legend Warne is leading a campaign to bring the champion sprinter who won the 100m and 200m events at this year’s Games to Australia to play for the Melbourne Stars franchise in the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League beginning in December.

He said talks were still “ongoing” with the Jamaican who played junior cricket before turning to the track and has long voiced a love for the game, citing a particular affinity for Pakistan pace legend Waqar Younis.

Warne, 42, enjoyed a successful return to the sport with the Melbourne Stars last season and team selector Ian Chappell said he was delighted he re-signed along with Sri Lanka’s explosive fast bowler Lasith Malinga.

“I’ve always admired his attacking captaincy, and in addition to his bowling guile we believe his leadership will have a positive influence on the team both now and into the future,” Chappell said of the former Australian Test bowler.