David Warner To Quit ODI Cricket After Test Retirement

- Cricket - January 2, 2024
David Warner To Quit ODI Cricket After Test Retirement
David Warner To Quit ODI Cricket After Test Retirement

Australia’s opening batsman David Warner has decided to end his ODI career along with his Test career, which he had announced earlier. Warner, who has played 103 Tests and 142 ODIs for Australia, said he would play his last ODI at the 50-over World Cup in India in November 2023, before playing his final Test at his home ground in Sydney in January 2024.

Warner said he had always planned to retire from the longest format after the second Ashes Test at Lord’s in 2023, but changed his mind after scoring a century in that match. He said he wanted to finish his Test career at the SCG, where he made his debut in 2011. He also said he would continue to play T20 cricket until the T20 World Cup in June 2024, if he is selected.

Warner, who has scored 25 Test centuries and 19 ODI hundreds, said he was looking forward to the World Test Championship final against India at the Oval, starting on Wednesday, and the Ashes series that follows. He said he was not bothered by his poor form in the 2019 Ashes, where he averaged 9.5 and was dismissed seven times by Stuart Broad. He said he had learned from his mistakes and was confident of scoring runs in England.

Warner also revealed that he had lost his baggy green cap, which he had kept in his backpack, during his flight to London. He said he was hoping to get it back before his farewell Test, as it was very special to him. He said he had posted a video on Instagram, asking for anyone who had found his bag to return it to him.

Warner, who is regarded as one of the best openers in the world, said he had enjoyed his career and was grateful for the support he had received from his family, teammates, coaches, and fans. He said he had played every game as if it was his last, and had tried to bring energy and positivity to the team. He said he was proud of his achievements and hoped to end his career on a high note.

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