SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: Shane Warne of Australia bows to the crowd at the end of day three of the fifth Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 4, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

In a tribute to the late great Shane Warner, Australian and South African players will wear white floppy hats during the national anthem ceremony ahead of next Monday's Boxing Day Test.

Warne, a cricketing legend from Victoria, passed away at the age of 52 earlier this year, with next week's clash between the Aussies and the Proteas to be the host nation's first red ball match since his passing.


The number 350, Warne's Test cap number, will be painted on the MCG turf, while a highlights package of Warne's career will be shown on the stadium's screens at 3:50pm.

"Shane is an icon to cricket fans globally for the greatness of his cricketing achievements, his charisma and his infectious enthusiasm for the game," CA chief executive Nick Hockley said, via the AAP. 

"His place as a legend of Australian and world sport is assured.

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"Whilst we continue to mourn his passing, it is fitting that we honour Shane at his beloved Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

"I know I speak for the whole cricket community in saying that our thoughts continue to be with Shane's family and friends and particularly his children Brooke, Jackson and Summer."

Warne conjured many iconic moments at the MCG during his 145-Test career for Australia, including a hat-trick at the venue in 1994 and the dismissal of his 700th career wicket in 2006.