David Warner Announces Retirement From Test Cricket After New Year’s Test
By CricShots - Jun 3, 2023 5:29 pm
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Australian cricketer David Warner has announced his plans to retire from Test cricket following the New Year’s Test against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The veteran batsman has been contemplating retirement for some time and also revealed that the 2024 T20 World Cup will mark his final appearance for the Australian national team at the international level.

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David Warner scored a double ton

Speaking about his decision, David Warner stated, “You’ve got to score runs. I’ve always said the (2024) World Cup would probably be my final game. 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.”

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David Warner confirmed that he would not participate in the series against the West Indies after the Pakistan Tests, emphasizing his focus on performing well in the remaining matches. Following the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, scheduled to be held from June 7 at the Kennington Oval in London, Warner will also participate in the highly-anticipated Ashes series starting in mid-June. Subsequently, Australia is set to engage in a three-match Test series against Pakistan commencing on Thursday, December 14.


“If I can get through this (WTC final and ensuing Ashes campaign) and make the Pakistan series, I will definitely finish up then,” David Warner added.

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Throughout his illustrious career, Warner has played 103 Test matches, amassing 8158 runs at an impressive average of 45.57. His batting exploits include 25 centuries and 34 half-centuries. Notably, Warner’s highest score of 335 not out was achieved in November 2019 against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval, showcasing his exceptional batting prowess.

As Warner approaches the twilight of his Test career, cricket fans around the world will eagerly watch his performances in the upcoming matches, cherishing the contributions he has made to Australian cricket over the years.