Sydney: Australian batsman David Warner has said that England is afraid of Australia and warned the tourists that he has set his glances on bringing down their captain Alastair Cook in a top-order bout that could decide the winter Ashes.
Warner, who is in career-best form after scoring four centuries in a month, with domestic side New South Wales (NSW), is motivated to deliver Australia a top-order match-winner who can echo Cook`s hunger for big hundreds.
According to a website, Warner stated he thinks that England fears Australia, even as they are aware that his side means business, further adding that the little moments they won, were as key to them of winning the summer series 3-0 in England.
Warner also said that Australia has recognised what they need to work on and persisted that he and his team are mentally tougher than their summer stint in England, although he conceded that he must counter-punch against Cook for the hosts to have any hope of winning the Ashes.
The report mentioned that Cook scored 766 runs, at 127.66, including 235 not out at the Gabba, during England`s last trip to Australia, in 2010-11, while Warner has not scored a century in his past 22 Test innings.
Stating that a stint in domestic cricket, after his bar-room bust-up with Joe Root and his sessions with sports psychologist Michael Lloyd have brought solidity to his life, Warner also said that he has to try to stay in, score big runs and be consistent, adding that he is raring to go as he has not been in such form yet in his career.