Ashes 2013-14: David Warner says Stuart Broad should ignore boo-boys
David Warner warns Stuart Broad that if he gets upset by 'banter' from the stands he will be in for a "long summer."
Last Updated: 19/11/13 6:08pm
Broad has been told by many to expect a rough reception from Australia supporters this winter, after his sometimes-controversial role in England's home victory over Australia.
Broad claimed he has encountered no animosity so far in Australia, and he has furiously denied reports he asked for two hecklers to be removed during the warm-up game with an Australian Invitational XI in Sydney.
Warner ran the gauntlet of England fans in the summer, having punched opposite number Joe Root in a Birmingham bar before the summer Ashes series had even begun.
And Warner is happy to pass on the benefit of his experience to Broad.
"I've heard he's having (some bother) already. None of us did that in England - we'd have copped it sweet.
"If he goes down that path, it's going to be a long, long summer for him."
Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is back in favour and looks set to play in a Test for the first time since March.
He has been targeted by 'Barmy Army' supporters over the years and he expects the same in this series.
"It's all part of the Ashes," said the left-arm fast bowler. "I copped a little bit of stick through the last one-day series (in England) - not quite as much as I probably will through this series.
"But the 'Barmy Army' bring huge numbers over; you can definitely hear them all over the ground. That's just the beauty of the game. You're a fast bowler; you bowl your over, and go down (to the boundary) and you cop it from them in one of the corners."
"In the end, if I'm getting wickets and playing well, I don't think I'm going to cop as much.
"If I do, I've heard it all, experienced it all and I've learnt how to block it out. If you get a bit of banter back, they do appreciate it. It just depends on what you do back to them.
"I did rile them in Birmingham (during the one-day series this year). I kissed my badge, that got them going, but they appreciated it as well that I was getting involved. I'm not sure what they've got for me this time."
Johnson has been in superb domestic form and is bowling genuinely quickly, with Australia legend Shane Warne predicting he will "shake England up."
The 32-year-old is however keen to play down expectations.
"You've just got to go out there, and enjoy it all as much as you can," he said.
"I've been through all this stuff before, where the build-up is huge - so for me, in the end, it's just another game. That's the way I'll be taking it. I'll just go out there and give it the best shot I can.
"We've had some success in the past, and we're all bowling at our best at the moment.
"The supporters are huge; they pay their money to come and watch us perform. So that's what we're going to go and do - we've got to perform at our best. We want to win the Ashes. I think the public are probably sick of seeing the 'Poms' win."