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Warner ready for Stuart Broad challenge ahead of the Ashes

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Australian opener, David Warner has recently stated that he is ready for the Stuart Broad challenge ahead of the Ashes.

With only two weeks left for the much-awaited competition, Australia is preparing in full swing for the challenge.

Moreover, the series is scheduled to start on the 16th of June between these two sides.

However, the player who will be feeling the pressure coming into this series is David Warner. It is because he hasn’t been able to perform well in Test cricket over the past two years.

Additionally, he’s averaging only 30 in the longest format of the game and will have to face the tough challenge of Stuart Broad.

Previously, Broad has given much trouble to Warner in the 2019 Ashes. But, now Warner has stated that Broad needs to get selected for the team first.

He’s got to get selected first. I don’t really have any plans, to be honest, so if he gets selected, then I’ll adjust when I’m out there. Hopefully, this time around I can come out and look to score and play in a positive way. I’m picked here for a series to play cricket. One has spoken to me about any situation. I’m just here as an opening batter to continue my decade-long career.

Warner’s stats in Test cricket are not very promising

But, when we talk about Warner’s current stats in Test cricket, then he has scored only 95 runs at an average of 9.50 in the 2019 Ashes.

Furthermore, Broad has dismissed Warner seven times out of a total of 10 during the previous Ashes.

When we look at Warner’s overall Test record in England, then he has an average of 26 and seven half-centuries.

Additionally, he has only one half-century in his last 15 Tests and scored 200 against South Africa last year in the Boxing Day Test at MCG.

But, now, Warner will get some much-needed preparation for the Ashes as he will face India for the World Test Championship final on the 7th of June.

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