England dropped Broad from the playing XI as the Ashes began on Wednesday morning. Skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first.
Waugh replied to the former England captain, “England batted first and left both Anderson and Broad out.” Michael Vaughan On Twitter.
HaelMichaelVaughan Shocked England batted first and dismissed both Anderson and Broad.🤷♂️
– Mark Woh (@ juniorwaugh349) 1638954495000
Vaughn said he was surprised to see Broad excluded from the playing XI and stressed that it would be difficult for visitors to set foot on the Gabba pitch.
“A juicy pitch at GABBA .. I did more than I have ever seen in my time watching Ashes cricket .. England’s Test batting has not been able to cope with such pitches for a long time .. No Broad is stunned on such pitches. Surface,” Vaughn tweeted.
50.1 overs were bowled on the opening day and Australia were bowled out for 147 by Australia skipper Pat Cummins for five.
Cummins and Mitchell Starc took wickets as Australia dominated the first day of the first Test.