Stuart Board reveals his plan against David Warner during the Ashes 2019
Broad got Warner out seven times in 10 innings in the Ashes last year.
Updated - Apr 11, 2020 10:49 am
After a wonderful World Cup where he scored 648 runs, David Warner was looking set to make the Ashes 2019 his own. He had arrived in England for the mega event after serving his one year ban from international cricket for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. But, the Ashes series turned out to be dreadful for the opening batsman.
He scored just 95 runs in 10 innings. The biggest threat for Warner throughout the series was England pacer Stuart Board. The legendary pacer who has 485 Test wickets, got the southpaw out seven times during the series. He had made him his bunny and Warner seemed to have absolutely no clue. Recently, in an interview, Broad revealed how he made the Aussie batsman suffer so badly in the series.
I did a lot of research, says Stuart Broad
During the Sky Sports Podcast, Stuart Broad pointed out that going into that series, he didn’t have a great record against David Warner which prompted the fast bowler to do some research. He also went on to say that the Australia opener can take the game away from the opposition especially in the third innings.
“I did a lot of research going in as my record against him was really average. He is such a dangerous player and one of the best third-innings opening batsmen in the world. You know he can come in and take the game away from you if Australia has got a lead”, he said.
Broad then went on to reveal the strategy which he used against David Warner. The 33-year-old decided to bowl fuller and at the stumps to the left-hander and it worked wonders for him. Rather, Stuart Broad also revealed that it was during the second Test at Lord’s when he realisd that he has an edge over Warner.
“Having played against him a lot over the last eight or nine years, I found that, as I am a taller bowler, when he sat back in the crease he was cutting and square driving me a lot to the boundary. I decided I was just going to try and hit his stumps every ball. I was not going to try and swing it away from it as I felt that gave him width, I was just going to scramble the seam.”
“If he hit it straight back past me for four, I’d be happy. I didn’t mind a few early boundaries if I could bring those stumps into play. I probably ended up bowling a bit fuller than I planned but it worked. Once I got him at Lord’s, the third time in a row, I just got that feeling like I was getting a bit of a competitive edge over him,” Broad added..