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Warner adamant Broad record is not on his mind

David Warner has maintained that he feels in good touch in the Ashes, and Stuart Broad's record over him is not a concern

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19-Jul-2023
David Warner gets down on one knee to play a cover drive in the nets, England vs Australia, 4th men's Ashes Test, Manchester, July 16, 2023

David Warner gets down on one knee to play a cover drive in the nets  •  Getty Images

David Warner insists Stuart Broad has not got inside his head, despite admitting he has Barmy Army taunts over the English seamer's record against him stuck on the mind.
Warner has retained his spot at the top of Australia's order for the fourth Test at Old Trafford, as the tourists push for their first Ashes series win in England since 2001 .
The decision came after speculation over whether Warner could be squeezed out, after a double failure at Headingley last week took his series average to 23.5.
Also of rising concern to a number of ex-players is Warner's record against Broad. The left-hander has now been dismissed by Broad 17 times in his career, including twice in seven balls against him at Headingley last week.
Devoid of any real sledging aimed in his direction in this series, Warner quipped on a podcast this week he had been playing Barmy Army chants over and over while facing up to bat.
Included in those is the chant of "Broady is gonna get you" after the opener heard it on repeat throughout the opening Test at Edgbaston and in the matches that followed.
But regardless, the 36-year-old insisted Broad's record against him was not genuinely on his mind when facing up the quick.
"I don't really think about the match-up," Warner said on the Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Club podcast.
"You think about the ball that's coming at you, how you are going to score. He bowls in a great area all the time.
"I always love facing Broady. We have two left-handed opening batters and he is one of, if not the best bowler to left-handers in today's game. He is so good at it.
"Jimmy (Anderson) is there as well. These are guys we have watched and played against for a long time."
Warner was also adamant he still feels in fine form ahead of the fourth Ashes Test, arguing Broad simply beat him with two good balls at Headingley.
The left-hander began the tour with a fighting 43 against India in the World Test Championship final and made 66 in the second Ashes Test at Lords. Australia have also regularly pointed to the fact he and Usman Khawaja have made three half-century opening stands to help set up their 2-1 series lead.
"I feel like I am in great touch," Warner said. "I have felt good in the nets, leading in I had good sessions against our quicks at Beckenham (before the series).
"Lord's was probably the best I've batted in the last two years. Just holding my line.
"We have batted in probably the toughest conditions so far. In Leeds, I got two good balls.
"You can't do too much about that ... You just have to take it on the chin, can't do anything about it."