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The Ashes 1st Test: Warner vs Broad and Root vs Cummins can dictate the outcome of the Ashes opener at Gabba – Check out

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The Ashes 1st Test: The key battles- Warner vs Broad and Root vs Cummins: One of the biggest cricketing rivalries – The Ashes – begins tomorrow – December 08 at Gabba, Brisbane. Joe Root’s side will be up against the mighty Aussies who will be playing at their own backyard under a new captain in Pat Cummins. The series promises to be an entertainer as it features some of the best in the business. With James Anderson ruled out, Steve Smith takes a breather but the battle between Warner & Broad and Root & Cummins is still on. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates

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The Ashes 1st Test: Warner vs Broad and Root vs Cummins can dictate the outcome of the Ashes opener at Gabba – Check out

Here at InsideSport.IN we will have a look at 2 prime battles that can dictate the outcome of the Ashes opener at Gabba.

David Warner vs Stuart Broad: It’s the battle of openers! While David Warner opens Australia’s innings, Stuart Broad vows to provide a perfect start to England with the ball. And, it will be interesting to watch who manages to have the last laugh.

In the 2019 Ashes, it was Stuart Broad and the England fans who turned out happy almost every time Warner faced Stuart Broad.

  • In ten innings of the 2019 Ashes, Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner 7 times
  • Broad has dismissed David Warner 12 times in 23 matches
  • Broad removed Warner for a duck on three consecutive occasions
  • Warner managed just 95 runs in 10 innings, averaging 9.50

Though, the 2019 Ashes was played in England and the conditions here in Australia will be a little different, it will be yet interesting to watch who takes an upper hand this time.

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The Ashes 1st Test: Warner vs Broad and Root vs Cummins can dictate the outcome of the Ashes opener at Gabba – Check out

Joe Root vs Pat Cummins: It’s the battle of captains! England’s skipper will be up against the world’s number 1 bowler Pat Cummins who will lead the Aussies. However, Joe Root is in red hot form in 2021. At the start of 2020, Root was ranked 9th in Test rankings, and ahead of the Ashes, he is sitting at the summit position.

While 2020 was a forgetful year for the English skipper he has been in tremendous form in the ongoing calendar year and already slammed 6 centuries. With England’s fragile top & middle order Root is the main key in the English batting lineup.

  • Pat Cummins has dismissed Joe Root 7 times in 19 innings
  • Joe Root hasn’t scored a hundred in Australia yet
  • Nathan Lyon & Josh Hazelwood have also dismissed Root seven times in 41 and 24 innings respectively

Meanwhile, England has named a 12-man squad for the Gabba Test with the decision over medium-pacer Robinson or spinner Jack Leach likely to be made before the toss. Earlier, Australia named a confirmed XI with Alex Carey set to don the wicketkeeping gloves.

England’s 12-man squad: J Root (c), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Haseeb Hameed, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Australia’s confirmed XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.


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