David Warner Retirement: Veteran Australian cricketer David Warner announced his plans to retire from Test cricket, claiming that he wants the match he plays in the longest format of the game—against Pakistan in Sydney in 2024—to be his last.
Warner has been thinking about retiring for a while, and he has stated that the 2024 T20 World Cup will mark his final outing for Australia at the international level. Warner was very clear when he declared he wouldn’t be playing in the West Indies series following the Pakistan Tests.
“You’ve got to score runs. I’ve always said the (2024) World Cup would probably be my final game,” Warner quoted.
“I probably owe it to myself and my family – if I can score runs here and continue to play back in Australia – I can definitely say I won’t be playing that West Indies series,” he stated.
Warner is now in England getting ready for the ICC World Test Championship match against India next week. After that, he’ll probably play in the five-match Ashes series against England.
David Warner Retirement?
Warner expressed his wish to be able to play his final Test match at the SCG against Pakistan in January while speaking to reporters in Beckenham before next week’s WTC final against India.
“If I can get through this (WTC final and ensuing Ashes campaign) and make the Pakistan series I will definitely finish up then,” he added.
The opener is going to start Australia’s six-Test tour to the United Kingdom at the top of the order, but he recognized he has to perform better in the upcoming weeks than he did on his previous trip to England during the 2019 Ashes, when he averaged under 10.
He committed to play more aggressively this time after admitting that he became mired in a bad frame of mind during the 2-2 series stalemate. He is hoping that his recent performance in the Indian Premier League would carry over to his long-form batting.
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