Ashes 2021-22: David Warner Advises England Bowlers To Prepare On Synthetic Wickets To Extract Bounce In Australia

Updated - 29 Dec 2021, 09:01 PM

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Australian opener David Warner suggested that England bowlers need to prepare on synthetic wickets to extract bounce in Australia.

England bowlers have struggled, in contrast to their counterparts, in terms of getting wickets. Apart from Mark Wood, England lack in bowlers who can bounce the balls to deceive the batters.

I would probably suggest England to go on the synthos: David Warner

Warner, who has scored 240 runs from four innings, said that in Australia bounce is a key factor and to approach that England should prepare on synthetic wickets.

From a batting point of view, the bounce is a big one. Growing up here in Australia and playing on these wickets is different for how we would approach it compared to England,” Warner was quoted as saying by ‘Australian Associated Press’.

David Warner and James Anderson

“I would probably suggest going on the synthos (synthetic wickets) and practising against the (extra) bounce, doing that in England. You’ve always got to find ways to prepare and the only way you can prepare for bounce is on synthos in England,” he added.

You have to be brave enough to pitch the ball up here: David Warner

After England lost the Adelaide Test by 275-run, skipper Joe Root criticised their bowlers for missing their lengths and not bowling full against Australia.

Warner explained the conditions in which England bowlers are used to bowl are very different in Australia and asked them to bowl with the strength to hit the right areas.

“In England, that back of a length is still hitting the stumps, if you bowl that length at the Gabba or Adelaide, you’re not really hitting the stumps,” Warner said.

Chris Woakes
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“You have to be brave enough to pitch the ball up here. We feel as a batting unit when England pitch the ball up, we drive them down the ground … but you have to do that to create the chances, to create the bat-pad gap to create those nicks,” he added.

Australia never let England settle right from the start of the first Test in Brisbane where they won by nine wickets inside four days.

They followed their success with a 275-run victory in Adelaide despite some dogged resistance by Jos Buttler to delay the result.

Australia thumped England on the third day of the Boxing Day Test match as they sealed the win by an innings and 14 runs to win the Ashes with after leading 3-0.

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