Melbourne. Ashes series-winning Australian opener David Warner has advised the defeated England cricket team to practice on artificial wickets to adapt to Australia’s extra bouncy pitches. Australia have taken a 3-0 lead in the Ashes series after winning three Tests in 12 days.
David Warner Said, “From a batting point of view, bounce has been a big factor. Having grown up in Australia, it is different for us to play on these pitches than in England. I would advise the England team to practice on artificial pitches to deal with this extra bounce. You always have to find ways to prepare and practice on synthetic wickets in England to deal with bouncy pitches in Australia.”
English bowlers didn’t bowl the right lengths: Warner
Warner said, “England bowlers made a mistake by bowling short pitch in the first three Tests. Because this strategy doesn’t work on Australian pitches.
Australia had made long preparations to keep the Ashes series with itself in 2019. He started using the Duke ball in the domestic tournament Sheffield Shield before playing the Ashes series in England in 2019. The team also got the benefit of this. Before the ongoing Ashes series, Warner himself practiced on concrete and synthetic wickets in Dubai last month and Warner benefited from this and was the player of the tournament in the T20 World Cup.
‘Practicing on synthetic wickets will also benefit the bowlers’
The Australian opener also indicated that practicing on a synthetic wicket would not only benefit the batsmen but also the bowlers. He said that if bowlers practice on artificial wickets then they will know which length to bowl in Australia. The English bowlers bore the brunt of it in the Brisbane and Adelaide Tests. He bowled the short ball. But due to not getting the right length, he could not take full advantage of it.
Warner said, “The back-of-length ball in England will go straight to the wicket. If you bowl with the same length in Brisbane or Adelaide, then forget that the ball will hit the stumps. As a bowler, you have to be courageous to bowl ahead. We as a batting unit definitely felt that when the England bowlers put the ball forward to swing, we played drives on it. But if you want to take wickets then you have to do that. ,