“Expect a war in Ashes” Warner warns England
Australia batsman David Warner has warned England to expect ‘war’ in the Ashes next month.
Vice Captain Warner, 30, said how he will try to make himself ‘hate’ the tourists for extra motivation.
He said he did not regret claiming England had ‘scared eyes’ during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in 2013.
“As soon as you step on that line it’s war,” he said of the five-Test series, which starts in Brisbane on 23 November.
“You try and get into a battle as quick as you can. I try and look in the opposition’s eyes and try and work out ‘how can I dislike this player, how can I get on top of him?’
“You have to delve and dig deep into yourself to actually get some hatred about them to actually get up when you’re out there. History is a big part in this and that is what carries us onto the ground.”
Warner said the battle would begin in earnest on day one of the first encounter at the Gabba.