Prior to England captain Nasser Hussain outlined the key issues the team needed to address ahead of the upcoming Ashes series. Hussain mentioned the battle between the British bowling raid and the David Warner will play a key role in deciding which direction momentum goes.
The left-handed opener endured a tough time in the final Ashes series in 2019. He was particularly vulnerable. Stuart Broad, as he’s only had 95 runs at a 9.5 average in a five-game streak. Hussain notes that it is essential for England to be positive towards the recently crowned player of the tournament at World Cup T20.
In His column for the Daily Mail, Hussain wrote:
“The battle between the British bowlers and David Warner will be crucial to the outcome of this Ashes match. Stuart Broad was on him like a rash during Test cricket in England.”
“They have to attack Warner, unlike in the last Ashes when England gave him sweeping defenders at the start of his half. If Warner knocks Australia out with a flyer and then Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in with running across the board, England will chase the game. They must avoid that at all costs.”
David Warner has been away from the Test Round for a while, like the majority of his teammates. He missed the first two Tests with India due to injury and also didn’t have much success for the rest of the series.
Australia has a security hole: Nasser Hussain
The 53-year-old explains how England can capitalize on Australia’s weaknesses and win the series on Australian soil for the first time in a decade. He feels that Australia’s fortress, The Gabba, can be breached again after India wraps up their 31-match unbeaten streak.
Furthermore, he believes many in the Australian batting unit are trying to rebuild their careers in the longest form and are momentarily unsettled. Hussain explains:
“Australia has holes. Warner is trying to revive its Experimental career while Marcus Harris and Travis Head are starting over. England may be a bit pale in some areas but so is Australia and like India has been. proved in the Final Test in Brisbane, Gabba is no longer a fortress.England can win if they do the basics well and stay flexible, but most importantly, they must have get the runs in the first inning.”
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Joe Root will be in the spotlight to win his first Ashes streak as captain. His team has been bolstered by the return of Ben Stokes but will have to do without the veteran’s service James Anderson for the first test.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/ashes-2021-nasser-hussain-feels-david-warner-can-threat-england-s-chances?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Nasser Hussain feels David Warner could be a threat to England’s chances