Stuart Broad Opens Up On Duel With David Warner In Ashes
Stuart Broad was all over David Warner in this summer’s Ashes. The England pace spearhead had made life hell for the Australia opener who was making a comeback to Tests after serving the one-year ban. While hopes were sky high from Warner, he failed miserably with Broad turning out to be his nemesis throughout the series.
And the England star has said he enjoyed a “dream summer” against the Ashes rival. Stuart Broad had dismissed Warner on seven out of ten occasions. He removed Warner for three straight ducks across the Headingley and Old Trafford Tests as Warner managed only 95 runs from ten innings. Stuart Broad revealed that he had his plans at place to deal with Warner who was fresh off an impressive World Cup. Warner had finished the tournament as the second highest run-scorer.
“I had done a lot of planning pre-Ashes so to be able to have that sort of success against your opposition means you got something right,” Stuart Broad told Sky Sports. “It was a bit of a dream summer on that front.
“[Warner] is a world-class player and I have played against him for such a long time, so to find something that worked against him this summer gave me quite a bit of professional satisfaction,” he added.David Warner (Credits: Twitter)
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Overall, Stuart Broad picked up 23 wickets at 26.65 during the Ashes. However, his fine effort was not enough for England to reclaim the Ashes. The series ended 2-2 and Australia left the English shores with the urn for the first time since 2001. Broad, meanwhile, said that he is hopeful of playing the next Ashes series too which takes place in Australia in 2021-22. The pacer said he is taking inspiration from his teammate James Anderson for longevity.
“I’m someone who never really looks too far ahead,” said Broad, who will return to action in England’s two-Test series in New Zealand next month.
“I think if you look towards the end of your career you slow down as a sportsman. You stop trying to improve, stop driving yourself forward.
“Jimmy is an inspiration for me – he is 37, he is in physically great condition and he has bowled the best he has bowled over the last three years of his whole career. Why can’t I do that? Why can’t I play to that sort of age and keep improving? That’s got to be my driver, the thing that pushes me on,” he added.