ENGLAND’s nemesis David Warner has started a sled war between the Lionesses and Australia ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final.
The Ashes’ longtime “villain” warned the Matildas to “be on guard in case the Poms ask to switch the ball.”
It’s a nod to Ben Stokes’ men salvaging a 2-2 draw with the Ashes after a controversial referee decision helped them win the fifth Test.
The Australians were furious when an old ball that lost its shape when it hit Usman Khawaja’s helmet was replaced with a tough, new ball.
The Tourists plummeted from 140-0 to 175-3 and scored 334 points, giving England a 49-run victory at The Oval.
That left Australia denied the Ashes’ first away win since 2001.
Now, with a mockery on social media, Warner has shown the Aussies are still smart and keen for their women’s football team to get their revenge.
He posted: “Good luck to @TheMatildas. Just watch out in case the poms ask to change the ball,” followed by laughter-crying emojis.
“Played well, mate!” replied one fan, but that brought up the response, “Best he’s played all year” – as Warner averaged just 28.5 in the Ashes.
One charitable Army supporter joked: “F. What is the difference between Cinderella and David Warner? A. Cinderella knew when to leave the ball.”
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Another said: “Okay good joke but the reality is the poms had nothing to do with the rally.”
But the teasing didn’t stop as one fan told Warner, “I don’t know why it bothers you, you’re never around long enough to see the ball grow old!”
The Lionesses meet the Matildas at 11am UK time on Wednesday and earn the right to take on Spain in Sunday’s final at the same Australia Stadium in Sydney.
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