AUSTRALIA: Australian batsman David Warner has indicated that he will retire from Test cricket after this year. However, he will continue to play in the ODIs and T20Is. After Australia’s shocking elimination in the T20 World Cup, Warner made this announcement.
“The first to go will probably be Test cricket. It might be my final year of playing Test cricket,” Warner remarked on Triple M’s deadset Legends show.
“Since that is how things will turn out. The T20 World Cup will take place in 2024 following the one-day World Cup,” he added.
Since making his Test debut in 2011, the left-handed batter, 36, has played 96 games and has amassed 7817 runs at an average of 46.52 with 24 hundreds and 34 fifties. He has also played 138 ODIs (5799 runs at a 44.60 average) and 99 T20Is (2894 runs at a 32.88 average).
Australia will have a busy season in the upcoming year. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played in India in February or March, and the Ashes will be played in England from June 16 to July 31.
The following year, India will host the 50-over World Cup, followed by the Caribbean and the United States in 2024 for the next major T20 competition. Warner, however, made it known that he plans to participate in both.
Warner has no plans to stop playing in the T20 World Cup, despite averaging 11 during Australia’s unsuccessful World Cup run.
“I adore the game of T20 cricket. I’ll try to make it by 2024. Look out for those who claim that many of those elderly individuals and I have passed their prime. Be cautious with your wishes,” Warner said.
Warner, whose lifetime leadership ban may soon be lifted, said he wants to teach younger players the game of cricket.
“I believe it would be great for them if they are willing to learn and I get the chance to captain once more.”