Ashes 2023: “It Is Technical And Mental” – Mark Butcher On David Warner’s Struggle Against Stuart Broad

Ashes 2023: “It Is Technical And Mental” – Mark Butcher On David Warner’s Struggle Against Stuart Broad

Former England cricketer Mark Butcher discussed David Warner’s fight against Stuart Broad in the Test format. He said the batsman has both mental and technical problems against the English pacer and it is difficult to answer how he can get out of this.

David Warner has once again fallen prey to Stuart Broad, who has hit his bunny in the longest format in the game. The English pacemaker has made life torrid for Australia’s opener in the ongoing 2023 Ashes, having knocked him out three times in this series.

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David Waner, who came out 7 times against Stuart Broad in Ashes 2019, has similarly been ruled out in this series. The Australian batsman has posted scores of 36, 66, 25, four and one in this series.

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In the ongoing Test at Headingley, Stuart Broad bowled out David Warner in both innings and the overall bowling tally in this format was 17. The batsman averages around 25 against him. In England, the numbers are even more pleasing for the pacer, as he has bowled out the starting batsman 11 times.

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Mark Butcher said that Stuart Broad got into David Warner’s head and he has no answers as to how the batter gets away. He suggested that he run the track. While speaking to Sky Sports, he said:

“It is technical and mental. Firstly, he starts out technical, trying to adjust to the angle around the wicket. Broad is an expert at getting the ball away late after you’ve created the angle back on stumps. When that happens two or three times, he gets into your head.

“It drives you completely crazy. I can’t find an answer to how she gets away from him, other than to run up the wicket, put a pad on her thigh and climb up the other end and wait until the spell is over. on. It seems like it’s always going to happen, Broad hopes it’s always going to happen.”

Mark Butcher further compared David Warner to Kumar Sangakkara and said that the batter hits the ball hard. He explained:

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“Warner’s problem is that he goes very hard with the ball. Even if he plays like Kumar says, because he is pushing his hands into the ball with such force, if he cuts the ball, he always carries it. [to the slip cordon]. Kumar allowed the ball to come to him. If there’s movement but you’re not going to it, you can hold the line and the ball passes, or you can throw the bat inside.”

Ashes 2023: “There are very few people who can call their closing moment”, Mark Butcher on David Warner’s statements about his retirement.

David Warner recently spoke about his retirement from Test, saying he could play his last match in Australia against Pakistan. Commenting on the same, Mark Butcher called it presumptuous.

He said that only the greats dare to announce their retirement in this way, but Warner does not fall into that category, since whenever he is talked about, the name of Stuart Broad will appear.

Mark Butcher further added that if Australia do not win the series, clouds are hanging over David Warner’s face as they could look for a replacement. He said:

“It’s a bit presumptuous. There are very few people who can call their final moment and they tend to be the absolute greats of the game. Warner has been an excellent player, but there comes a time when someone else makes that decision for you and if Broad keeps taking him down…

“I suppose if Australia win this test match and win the Ashes, there might be a sentimental reason to let it go on and carry on to The Ashes. [Kia] Oval and the fanfare there. But if they lose and the series lives on, then maybe start that conversation about getting him out of the line of fire and finding a replacement. One thing that he has going for him is the entrapment of him in the slide”, He concluded.

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