After Australia’s surprise exit from the T20 World Cup 2022 in the Super 12 stages, the veteran opener, David Warner has now indicated his plans for the next edition of the tournament. The southpaw did not have the best World Cup recently and scored just 44 in four games at an average of 11. With the aging factor, Warner is likely to move on from Test cricket within the next year and focus on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India.
David Warner has also set his eyes on T20 World Cup 2024 in the Caribbean and USA, with Cricket Australia likely to give him the captaincy hat in ODIs and T20Is. Considering Australia’s packed schedule in Test cricket next year, Warner’s decision doesn’t come as a big surprise after Matthew Hayden had already called for regeneration.
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Warner mentioned that he will be retiring from Test cricket at first within a year’s time and noted his love for the shorter formats. He was optimistic about getting to the 2024 T20 World Cup and asked the fans to look out for his performances in the near future if they had given up on him.
During a chat on Triple M’s Deadset Legends, David Warner said, “Test cricket will probably be the first one to fall off. Because that’s how it will pan out. The T20 World Cup is in 2024, (one-day) World Cup next year.”
He further added, “Potentially it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket. But I love the white-ball game; it’s amazing.”T20 cricket – I love the game. I will be looking to get to 2024. For all those people saying I am past it and a lot of those old people are past it, look out. Be careful what you wish for.”
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Meanwhile, England and New Zealand progressed into the semi-finals from Australia’s group and they played against India and Pakistan, respectively. It was England who won the tournament at the MCG by beating Pakistan in the finals and clinched their second T20 World Cup title.