Ashes Test Series: Shane Warne says “Unfortunately England have decided to rest them”

Ashes Test Series: Shane Warne blasted England’s decision to drop. Both of their veteran pacers from the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Warne believes England should’ve exploited the conditions. On offer by slotting in at least one of James Anderson or Stuart Broad. In Brisbane, it’s a cloudy morning. Then, after winning the toss, England captain Joe Root decided to bat first. The tourists’ decision to drop both of their top wicket-takers raised numerous eyebrows. Instead, England’s pace-bowling unit was made up of Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood. Shane Warne told Fox Cricket that England had an opportunity to put pressure on Australia. Pn the green surface because James Anderson and Stuart Broad would have been threatening.

Ashes Test Series: “It’s amazing. It’s one of those things where you’d assume the England team’s thinking would have been, ‘Let’s go after Australia first.’ At the Gabba, the sky is cloudy, the pitch is green, and Anderson and Broad have teamed up to strike while the iron is hot. Broad has the wood on Warner, so if I’m going to rest them and keep them for as many Test matches as possible, I’m going to start with the first two,” Shane Warne said.

Ashes Test Series: Shane Warne says "Unfortunately England have decided to rest them"

James Anderson

Ashes Test Series: Lastly, James Anderson‘s name had previously been mentioned in England’s 12-man team for the opening Test. With one eye on the pink-ball Test, I’m sitting on the sidelines. Broad was still in contention to play in Brisbane. The travelers dropped a bombshell before they left. Warne also stated that the great pace-bowling duo should have competed in Brisbane and Adelaide. In addition, the Victorians believe England needed to place pressure on Australia. Then, they lost to India at the same venue.

“Play at the Gabba, play in Adelaide, and if you have to mix and match and rest and rotate, so be it. I would have been smacking them right in the eyes with Anderson and Broad if Australia had lost a Test at the Gabba last summer (against India) for the first time in over 30 years, but they (England) chose to rest them,” Warne said.

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