Prior to turning his attention to the five-match Ashes series, Warner is in London getting ready for the WTC final against India, which starts on June 7.
Just four days before the start of the eagerly anticipated World Test Championship Final between Australia and India at The Oval. Australia opener David Warner dropped the news that he would be retiring.
On Saturday, Warner made clear that he would no longer play in Test matches. He intends to do so at the conclusion of the upcoming Australian summer.
Ahead of the World T20 Championship final against Rohit Sharma’s Indian team, which starts on June 7, preparation is underway. Warner is at the moment in London. Warner’s focus will now shift to the five-game Ashes series against England.
Before the WTC Final Against India, David Warner announces his test retirement date
After Australia’s Test match against Pakistan in January at his home stadium in Sydney, Warner told reporters in Beckenham that he plans to retire from the game, leaving him out of the two-match Test series against the West Indies.
”You must score runs. I’ve always said that my last game would likely be at the 2024 World Cup”, Warner said on Saturday.
”If I can score runs here and continue to play back in Australia, I owe it to myself and my family. So I can say with certainty that I won’t be taking part in that West Indies series”.
“I’ll definitely finish up then if I can make it through this (the WTC final and the subsequent Ashes campaign)”.
However, Warner acknowledged that there are no guarantees regarding his place in the starting lineup as he gears up for the six-test tour of the UK.
As a result, Warner feels the need to be reliable and perform much better than what his numbers indicated in the previous tour of the country during the Ashes 2019.
When Stuart Broad’s deceptions were bothering him, he only averaged 10 back then. The 36-year-old is hoping that his performance during the most recent IPL season translates to red-ball cricket.
”I want to participate in the 2024 World Cup. It’s something I occasionally think about. Before that, there will be a lot of cricket, and I believe that will end in February”, according to Warner.
“So in order for me to play in June, I’ll have to play in the IPL and some of the other franchise leagues first”.
“There will be some cricket available to play. Who knows, I might return and compete for New South Wales in a Shield match “.