Veteran Australian opener David Warner has shared his love for the banter song that the England fans have shared with regarding his poor record against speedster Stuart Broad. However, Warner was dismissed twice by him during the third 2023 Ashes Test at Headingley, Leeds, taking the overall tally of his dismissals against Broad to a whopping 17 times.
However, Warner spoke about this on the Vaughany and Tuffers podcast as well as his preferred song while facing him.
“Broady’s gonna get ya. The Hollies Stand started that, I love it. I always love facing Broady. We have two left-handed opening batters and he is one of, if not the best, bowler to left-handers in today’s game. He is so good at it. Jimmy [Anderson] is there as well. These are guys we have watched and played against for a long time,” he said.
However, Stuart Broad has retained his place in the playing XI and they will have his bowling partner James Anderson as well in the squad. The duo have a stunning bowling record at Old Trafford and will be key for the game also.
Saying that he was frustrated over the talk surrounding his future, David Warner said: “I think there was just way too much talk about it [my retirement]. I was sick of listening to it. Press conferences, Warner is out, he is doing this and that. I thought I would set an end date and everyone could get on with cricket.”
“England is definitely the hardest place to bat. In Australia, the ball moves around a little bit, but more off the seam and the wicket, not in the air. Here it moves in the air and off the wicket. With the flatter wickets, it might sound silly but the wicket is harder, so I feel like the ball moves sharply off the wicket both ways,” he concluded.