Veteran opener David Warner has said that he is likely not to play the game’s longer format anymore and that this would be his last 12 months in the whites for Australia.
Warner stressed that he wants to focus on the ODI World Cup in India next year and the T20 World Cup in 2024. Some say that the decision of Warner doesn’t come as a surprise to people. This decision comes after his love to play the shorter formats so that he can prolong his career.
“Test cricket will probably be the first one to fall off. Because that’s how it will pan out. The T20 World Cup is in 2024, (one-day) World Cup next year,” David Warner said on Triple M’s Deadset Legends.
“Potentially, it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket. But I love the white-ball game; it’s amazing.”T20 cricket – I love the game. I will be looking to get to 2024. For all those people saying I am past it and a lot of those old people are past it, look out. Be careful what you wish for,” he added.
David Warner had a poor outing in T20 World Cup 2022
David Warner had a poor outing at the recently concluded T20 World Cup. Defending champions Australia were knocked out from the Super 12 stage. He managed to score only 44 runs in his four innings in the tournament.
He has represented Australia in 96 Test matches, scoring 7817 runs at an average of 46.53 and a strike rate of 71.3. He has the highest score of 335 in the format, along with 34 half-centuries and 24 centuries, including two double centuries and a triple century.
He recently signed a contract with Sydney Thunder to make his comeback in the BBL. He will be available for the team after the test series versus the West Indies.