Stuart Broad has got into David Warner head, admits Steve Smith
Stuart Broad has gotten into David Warner head after pulling the Australian opening batsmen six times in the ongoing ashes test series 2019, Steve Smith said.
Warner has dated three ducks in a row, and Broad has been his main tormentor.
Steve Smith said that “We’ve talked, a few different things here and there.”
“He’s just trying to form a plan to go through Broad.”
“He admitted that Broad has had the wood on him throughout this series and has been talking to me and Justin (Langer) and Graeme Hick (batting coach).
“I think about the ways you can play. It’s tried a couple of different ways, and they haven’t worked.”
Warner was caught in front of Broad for his third duck on the trot.
However, Australia has the advantage after narrowing to England to 18/2 and holding the deficit of 365 runs until the last day. If they win the test, the Australians will hold the ashes.
“It’s been hard with the new ball on both sides,” Smith said.
“The ball has probably done its best when it’s new. When it gets a little softer, it doesn’t do that much, and it gets a little easier.”
“They’ve played pretty well with the new ball. They are particularly good bowlers for left-handed hitters, both Broad and (Jofra) Archer.”
“It hasn’t been easy for Davey and Marcus, but they’re doing everything they can,” the former captain added.
Smith has been Australia’s star hitter so far with his 211in first innings of the fourth test, helping the team go within walking distance of retaining the ashes.