“Who said I’m finished?”- David Warner hints at playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2027
David Warner top-scored for Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup second time in a row.
Australia’s two-time World Cup winning opener David Warner has hinted at continuing on after the Pat Cummins-led side won the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 tournament recently. Warner was the highest run-getter for Australia in the tournament.
The 37-year-old scored 535 runs, including 2 centuries in 11 innings at an average of 48.63 during Australia’s sixth World Cup triumph. He was the leading run-scorer for the country and won his second ODI World Cup with the first coming back in 2015.
Earlier, there were worries about Warner’s future in limited-overs cricket, but the opener has always bounced back when there has been a drop in form, putting those fears to rest. When critics questioned his ability to compete in the fast-paced style, the southpaw produced match-winning knocks in Australia’s first T20 World Cup victory in 2021.
Warner took to X to reply to a post that read his World Cup career ends with a glorious record, stating: “Who said I’m finished?”
Will David Warner play in the next ODI World Cup in 2027
The next Cricket World Cup will be played in 2027 in South Africa and David Warner will be 41 years old. While age is unlikely to be an issue, the amount of cricket played between now and the next ODI World Cup may influence his appearance.
Warner is an Australian representative in all three formats, as well as a regular in the Indian Premier League. He is expected to be considered for next year’s T20 World Cup, but his availability for the next ODI World Cup will be determined as the competition approaches.
The left-handed opener has appeared in 161 One-Day Internationals, amassing 6932 runs, including 22 centuries, at an average of 45.30. Warner has 29 ODI World Cup appearances across three tournaments, scoring 1527 runs, including 6 hundreds. Warner will retire from test cricket after Pakistan tests at home.