Michael di Venuto makes bold statement on David Warner following Broad’s retirement

Written by Vaibhav Tripathi 

Former Australia cricketer Michael di Venuto has playfully mentioned that David Warner is excited about the possibility of playing more Ashes series now that Stuart Broad, his long-time adversary, has retired. Continuing on Broad’s lack of form, Di Venuto emphasised on poor shot selection behind Warner’s lean patch though he added that the southpaw has displayed improved footwork as the Ashes progressed.

In Test cricket, Broad has got the better of Warner 17 times, including both innings of the Headingley Test. The England pacer has confirmed that the ongoing Test at The Oval will mark his farewell in whites.

“I think he’s pretty keen to go on for a few more Ashes series now (hinting at Broad’s retirement). On this tour he has looked to be positive most of the time on his feet. We have seen plenty of energy out of the crease. He has made some really good starts, and just generally made a poor decision when he has been dismissed,” said Di Venuto after the end of Day 4.

On Day 4 of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval, Warner put on a remarkable with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 58. He formed an unbroken 135-run partnership with his opening partner Usman Khawaja for Australia. However, on Day 5, they require 249 more runs at The Oval to secure the five-match series with a 3-1 margin.

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