Cricket Star Warner Announces Retirement from Test-ODIs; Eyes Champions Trophy and Final Test Against Pakistan on Jan 3

Australian batsman David Warner has announced his retirement from Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. He will play his last Test match against Pakistan in Sydney starting from January 3. Cricket Australia had confirmed his retirement from ODIs through his player ID earlier.

Retirement Announcement from Test and ODI Cricket

In a press conference held in Sydney on Monday, January 1, Warner expressed his emotions and stated that he has decided to retire from the format. He mentioned that the decision is to focus on playing cricket in various leagues worldwide and contribute to the development of the ODI team. He also hinted at participating in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Warner expressed his eagerness to play competitive cricket globally over the next two years.

Focus on T20 Format

Warner has declared his intention to focus on T20 cricket after retiring from ODIs and Tests. He is expected to participate in the T20 World Cup scheduled in the West Indies and the United States. After the Test series against Pakistan, he will play a few matches for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. Warner has sought a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Cricket Australia to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well. The first match of the ILT20 will be played in Dubai on January 21.

Warner: Top Scorer for Australia in ODI World Cup

David Warner emerged as the highest run-scorer for Australia in the recently concluded ODI World Cup in India. In 11 matches, he scored 535 runs at an average of 48.63, with a strike rate of 108.29. Warner played a crucial role in Australia winning the World Cup, achieving a significant milestone in his cricket career.

Test Debut in 2011 and Subsequent Performances

David Warner made his Test debut against New Zealand in Brisbane in 2011. Over the years, he played 111 Test matches, amassing 8695 runs with an average of 44.58. Warner has been a consistent performer, contributing significantly to Australia’s Test team.

Impressive ODI Statistics

Starting his international career against South Africa in Hobart in 2009, Warner established himself as a key player in ODIs. In 161 ODI matches, he scored 6932 runs with an average of 45.30, including 22 centuries and 33 half-centuries.

Warner – Australia’s Sixth Highest Run-scorer in ODIs

David Warner stands as Australia’s sixth-highest run-scorer in ODIs, accumulating the most runs in ODIs for Australia in the last decade. With an average of approximately 45 in ODIs, he has been a vital part of Australia’s batting lineup.

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