David Warner announces retirement from test cricket, This game to be his last
David Warner has played 103 Tests so far for Australia and has scored 8158 runs.
Australian opening batter David Warner has announced his retirement plan from Test Cricket after the Sydney Cricket Ground test against Pakistan during the next Australian test summer. Warner is currently in England to take part in the World Test Championship final against India at The Oval. After this big final, Warner will be taking charge of the Australian opening department in the Ashes series starting on 16th June. 36-year-old Warner has also made it clear that the upcoming T20 World Cup in West Indies and the USA will be his last international game. He is training with the Australian cricket team at Beckenham for the big WTC final against India.
David Warner’s Test retirement plan
David Warner broke the news to reporters during his practice session at Beckenham. Warner said, “I probably owe it to myself and my family if I can score runs and continue to play back in Australia. I can definitely say I won’t be playing that West Indies series. If I can get through this (WTC FInal and ensuing Ashes series) and make the Pakistan series, I will finish up then”. Warner has played 103 tests for Australia and scored 8158 runs at an average of 45.57 with 25 Test centuries. Warner has been a big match-winner for Australia in all three formats. Sydney will host a new year test between Australia and Pakistan.
Warner plans to retire after WT20 from International cricket
He has also shared his retirement plan from limited-overs cricket. Warner will be taking part in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023 in India and put an end to his career after the T20 World Cup 2024 in June in the West Indies and the USA. Warner said, “You have got to score runs, I have always said the 2024 T20 World Cup would probably be my final game”. Warner did well in the recently concluded IPL 2023 and finished as the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capital in the season.