Did a lot of planning on David Warner, Says Stuart Broad
By Shruti - Sep 19, 2019 9:25 am
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Stuart Broad was the leading wicket-taker of the Ashes 2019 with 23 wickets but he has planned how he would dismiss David Warner in the five Tests. Broad dismissed Warner seven times in the series who managed just 95 runs from 10 innings at a dismal average of 9.50, with a high score of 61 at Leeds. He had three ducks in a row as well. This was Warner’s return to Test cricket after a year since he was suspended for the ball-tampering scandal in 2018 and Broad explained how he had done his homework against him.

Stuart Broad

“I had an added responsibility to try and get their big players out and that’s why I did a lot of planning on David Warner,” Stuart Broad said. “I never dreamt that I would have the success against him that I’ve had but, of course, that is just in this series. If we put our numbers together over the course of our careers, with how much we have played against each other, I think they would be quite even. He has outdone me in many a series but this time, it went my way.”

“They had one batsman who has been a 15 out of 10 and we’ve not had that, which has been a huge difference,” Broad said. “We would have really liked to win the series but if we sit down in a week’s time without the emotion, it is probably the right result,” he said.

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Broad further said that he has a lot more left to offer. He was left out of England’s tour of Sri Lanka last year and West Indies earlier this year which led speculations about his future, but in the absence of James Anderson, Broad led the pace attack quite efficiently.

“I’ve been very pleased with how it has gone this summer. I’ve gone from being talked about as a diminishing cricketer being eased out to a reinvented cricketer with more to offer,” he said.