The explosive left-handed opener from Australia, David Warner hinted at his retirement from international cricket. He has been the backbone of the Australian batting line-up in all formats of cricket.
David Warner played for Sydney Thunder match in BBL 12 after a gap of 10 years. He said that this would be my last year in international cricket, but his sights are set on the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 to be played in West Indies and the USA.
“[This will] most likely be the last year of my international career. I’ve got my sights set on the 2024 [T20] World Cup as well, so finishing in the Americas, that’d be nice to top it off with a win over there, pending selection,” said Warner.
He was the player of the series during the T20 World Cup 2021 played in UAE. His ability to change the momentum with his explosive batting puts the pressure on opponent’s bowling. During the recently concluded Test match against South Africa at MCG, David Warner completed 100 Test milestone and scored a sensational 200 that helped Australia to post a massive total. For his brilliant knock, Warner was named the man of the match award.
“The extra motivation for me is winning in India and completely winning a series in England. I’ve been told by the coach and the selectors they would like me to be there,” said Warner.
Warner will be a member of the touring party that will take on India in the Border Gavaskar Test series starting on 9 February. It promises to be an exciting series as Warner has struggled in Indian conditions. It will present a tough challenge for Warner to play against the top-quality spin of Axar, Kuldeep, and Ashwin on Indian spin pitches.
David Warner’s international career
It has been a remarkable career for David Warner so far. He made his Test debut against New Zealand on December 1, 2011. Since his debut, Warner scored 8132 runs from 101 matches (184 innings) with 25 centuries and 34 half-centuries. He registered the highest score by a batter in Pink Ball Test matches 335 not out against Pakistan.
He made his ODI debut on 18th January 2009 against South Africa. His performance in the 50-over format has been superb with 6007 runs from 141 matches (139 innings) with a career-best score of 179. Warner was a member of the winning team that won the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Warner will play an important role for Australia in the 50 Over Cup to be played in India this year.
Warner entered the T20I format for Australia against South Africa on 11th January 2009. He has played 99 T20I matches and scored 2894 runs with the best score of 100.