David Warner, an Australian bowler, has said that he doesn’t want to get into a war of words with an English player before the Ashes. On the field, the veteran opener is known for his powerful hitting, and his behavior off the field has also made news in the past.
From what his stats show, Warner doesn’t like to bat in Tests in England. After serving his one-year ban for his part in the ball-tampering scandal, he was met with cold receptions in England. During the 2019 Ashes series in England, Warner only scored 95 runs in 10 games and lost many times to Stuart Broad. He thinks that the next Ashes will be played in a positive way, just like current cricket is.
I’m not going to take part in any of the fights: Warner
“I only sell newspapers and clickbait, so I won’t be doing any of that. I won’t tell them what to do. There is no real chitchat in the field any more. All they have to do is play good cricket and try to get ahead of each other. It’s a lot more connected than it used to be, which I think is good for the game,” Warner told ICC, as reported by that organization.
Warner has also been having a hard time getting runs lately, with the exception of a great 200 against South Africa in the Boxing Day Test at the MCG in 2022. During the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India, he only got 26 runs in three games before he got hurt and had to fly back home. Before the Ashes, his first job will be a one-off Test against India, which will decide who the new Test king is.
Australia and India’s red-ball season will start on June 7 at The Oval with the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). On the other hand, the first Test of the Ashes will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham on June 16.