The Ashes: Stuart Broad has David Warner on toast – why is that and is Australia batter’s place in jeopardy? | Cricket News

Butter, jam, Marmite, David Warner… Stuart Broad has at least one of these on his toast.

When the England fast bowler dismissed Warner on the afternoon of the second day at Headingley, he dismissed the Australian opener for the second time in the game and the 17th time in Ashes cricket.

Broad did it seven times for Warner in the 2019 Ashes in England as the batsman averaged less than 10 and has now done so thrice in the 2023 series after casting him in the first Test at Edgbaston and now twice at Leeds. Caught in the slips by Jack Crawley. ,

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Warner lost to Broad for the 17th time in Ashes cricket when he dismissed Jack Crawley on Friday afternoon.

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Broad dismissed Warner for four on the opening day in Leeds, continuing his dominance over the Australian opener

So, why does Warner find Broad such a difficult customer to face around the wicket?

sky sports cricket Pundits – and former left-handers – Mark Butcher and Kumar Sangakkara analyze Warner’s troubles during a rain-delayed start on the third day of the third Test.

“It’s technical and mental,” Butcher said of Warner, who has scores of nine, 36, 66, 25, four and one in this Ashes series.

“First of all, it starts off technically, trying to adjust the angle from around the wicket. Broad is an expert at getting that ball away late, angling it back onto the stumps. Happens two or three times, it pops into your head.

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Watch every wicket Broad took against Warner in the Ashes on English soil.

“You’re trying to find a way to stop it and then you get bowled through the gate. Then you make an adjustment to keep yourself from getting bowled and you go back to throwing it again.” .

“It drives you completely insane.

“I can’t answer how he survives it, other than running down the wicket, taking a thigh pad on it and getting on the other end and waiting till the spell is over.

“It seems like it’s going to happen every time, Broad expects it to happen every time.”

‘Warner’s problem is that he hits the ball too hard’

Noting how Warner could rectify his Broad problem, Sri Lankan legend Sangakkara said: “It’s tough for a lefty because Broad is a master of the art of using the angle and still taking the ball away.” Use your wrists. It’s not a quick swing, it’s too late.

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Warner’s place could be in doubt for the fourth Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford and the series finale at the Kia Oval.

“I have set myself up to play as every ball is coming in and don’t worry about the outside edge, just hold the line and if I hold it, I hold it.

“If your judgment is good, your defense is good and you train in the nets rather than trying to bat on the ball, then it is an option.”

Butcher said: “Warner’s issue is that he hits the ball so hard. Even if he plays as Kumar says, because he is hitting his hands on the ball so hard, if he cuts the ball The ball is always on the move. [to the slip cordon],

“Kumar lets the ball come to him. If there’s movement but you’re not going towards it, you can hold the line and the ball goes ahead, or you can pull the bat in.”

“One of Warner’s great strengths is how hard he plays the ball and how aggressive he is. In Australia, where you don’t get much lateral movement, that’s fantastic, but here in England you have to be a little softer.” ,

Ahead of the Ashes, Warner has spoken of hoping to end his Test career on home soil with a New Year’s game against Pakistan in Sydney in January – but will he be able to go that far?

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Warner is expected to retire from Test cricket after Australia’s home series against Pakistan in January

Butcher said: “It’s a bit presumptuous. There are very few people who get to know their last moment and are absolute greats of the game.

“Warner has been an outstanding player but there comes a time when someone else calls for you and Broad keeps beating him…

“I think if Australia win this Test match and win the Ashes then they can have an emotional reason to carry on and continue [Kia] The Oval and fanfare there.

“But if they lose and the series is still alive, then maybe talks start about taking them out of the firing line and finding a replacement.

“One thing he has in his favor is his slip catching.”

Follow live coverage of the 3rd Ashes Test from Headingley live on Sky Sports Cricket.

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