SYDNEY: When England stepped on the field in the first Test of the two-match series against New Zealand, opening batsman David Warner, Australia, made a strange remark on Wednesday about the leader of Stuart Broad of Three Lions.
England and Australia close later this year, starting December 8 in Brisbane, horns in the Ashes. When these two parties lost to each other in 2019, Warner was dismissed seven times by Broad and the left-handed batsman had a weak series with the bat.
“Try to get some sleep here in Aus, but this blob appears on my TV screen! Few months to get some sleep in front of the Ashes under #ashes #cricket,” Warner tweeted.
Broad was named England’s Test vice-captain for the series against New Zealand on Tuesday in the absence of Ben Stokes.
In October 2020, Broad said he was ‘happy’ against Warner in the 2019 axis, when the bowler sacked the Australian batsman seven times in the 104-ball.
The 34-year-old cricketer told The Analyst’s Virtual Cricket Club – an initiative of Simon Hughes in support of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust – that the timing of the series and the condition create a perfect platform to succeed.
“I was lucky in the sense that it was a good summer to bowl with a brand new ball in England. It had the drought of the stands – probably due to the World Cup – which only kicked the seam. , “quoted ESPNcricinfo. Broad as said.
“I was fresh, I was buzzing, I was excited because it was my first international cricket of the summer – for guys who played in the World Cup, it might have been a different story,” he added.
Warner suffered a slim spot during the 2019 Ashes. The left-handed batsman has scored just 95 runs in ten Test innings and Broad has sacked Warner seven out of ten times in the 2019 Ashes series, reflecting his battle with the bat.
“I had a lot of time to do research while the World Cup was going on. I’ve always found it [Warner] “a very difficult batsman to bowl with, especially in the third innings when you are tired: he is very good at punishing shorter bowling and width,” said Broad.
“I focused all my energy on hitting the stumps, and when I found him twice, he was not sure then whether he would play me or leave me, because balls bounced back on the stumps,” the patient said. said.
The fifth match of the 2019 Ashes was won by England by 135 runs to level the series 2-2. Australia, however, retained the urn as they had previously won the Ashes in the 2017/18 season.