Stuart Broad reveals how he keeps dismissing David Warner
By SMCS - Jul 17, 2023 10:10 am
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England pace bowler Stuart Broad has revealed how he has dismissed David Warner in their Test match encounters. However, Broad has dismissed Warner 17 times in Test cricket, most by anyone among active cricketers. Ahead of the Test match at Manchester, Broad in his column at The Daily Mail, has shared what has been the process behind bowling against David Warner as well. He added that David Warner just kept on the back foot and hit him through covers before the 2015 Ashes as well. And, the pacer explained his adjustment and added that Ottis Gibson had helped him work on the issue as well.

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Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner again in Ashes opener

“The truth is I’ve always found it difficult bowling to Davey, and I still do. By going round the wicket I’ve tried to minimise the width he loves outside off stump but also bowl a fuller length and make him play at 80 to 85 per cent of deliveries,” Broad has written in The Daily Mail. “He used to sit back against me and hit me through the off side, and before the 2015 Ashes, our bowling coach Ottis Gibson pointed out that my average was much higher against left-handers. The Aussie team that season was full of lefties, and Ottis said I’d be out of the team if I didn’t find a way to bowl to them.”

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However, England returned to the Ashes 2023 winning the third Test match at Leeds. They won a tough encounter against Pat Cummins’s Australia and would be looking to level the series at Manchester as well. Broad again said that he had worked a lot on his skills to bowl well around the wicket as well.

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Stuart Broad and Mitchell Starc

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“I spent four months practising round the wicket. I wanted to bring the stumps into play, while still threatening the outside edge. By the time I got to Trent Bridge eight years ago, I bowled round the wicket all the time – and picked up eight for 15,” Stuart Broad concluded.