Australia’s David Warner readies himself for Ashes series with England… and promises “war” against England

AUSTRALIA opener David Warner has compared the Ashes series against England to “war” and and has warned of “hatred” to motivate against Trevor bayliss’ side.

The five-test series starts in Brisbane on November 23 and Warner said the battle would begin on day one of the first encounter at the Gabba.

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He told ABC Grandstand: “As soon as you step on that line it’s war.”

“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.”

David Warner expects there to be plenty of sledging during the Ashes

Warner also said he had no regrets about anything he said during the first Ashes test in 2013 when he said England's players looke dlike they had "scared eyes."

In reference to his comments, he said: "Four years ago, during that first Test I made some statements in the media and at the time I thought it was a great thing to come out and speak what I said.

"I have no regrets about that and I think that could have played a little bit of a role in the back of their minds.

"At the moment I'm not going to put any vibes out there or get into a verbal stoush, but come day one when we walk out there, there will definitely be some words exchanged.

"I think the subtle approach these days is how it is and how it goes."

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