The veteran Australian opener, David Warner has expressed concerns about the hectic cricketing schedule for the next five years as he feels that it is looking scary and it is going to be difficult to play 80-90 matches a year. Warner also added that he is glad for being at back end of his international career as the cricketing schedule is getting jam packed.
The rise in popularity of cricket’s T20s formats has seen a number of new tournaments emerging across the globe. Most of the cricket boards are trying to encash the popularity of the sport and that has witnessed a rise in the number of games played.
The packed cricketing schedule is taking a toll on cricketers and some of them are opting out to take a break due to mental fatigue. Also, some of the cricketers are opting out of a particular format to prolong their careers.
Ben Stokes recently retired from ODIs while Trent Boult opted out of the central contract to focus on league cricket. Sharing his views, David Warner has stated that the cricket calendar for the next five years looks scary.
After signing the deal with Sydney Thunder, during a chat with media, David Warner said, “The schedule looking for the next five years is scary. I am glad that I am at the back end because it’s very-very difficult. I am obviously with the family; a lot of guys have young families as well. That’s going to be difficult… It’s very difficult at this level to try and compete (in) 80-90 games a year… That’s a lot of cricket.”
David Warner has inked a two-year deal with Sydney Thunders and will play for them according to his availability.