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“They may not need me” – David Warner comments on playing for Australia in the 2025 Champions Trophy
By SMCS - May 31, 2024 12:30 pm
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Veteran Australia opener David Warner feels Australia may not need him for the 2025 Champions Trophy as well. Although he announced his retirement from the longer formats of the game, he left the door open for a return to the next major ICC event, if the team need an opening batter.

David Warner
David Warner

However, with Travis Head settled in at the top of the order, and the talented Jake Fraser-McGurk is there, Warner said that Australia
will be more than fine without him.

“They may not need me,” Warner told the Sydney Morning Herald about Australia’s 2025 Champions Trophy campaign.

If that is believed, then the upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup will be Warner’s final international tournament. Despite coming into the tournament with poor form, the veteran slammed a quickfire fifty in Australia’s first warm-up fixture against Namibia and a cameo against West Indies in the final practice match as well.

“We’ve always played fearless and I think that’s why we’ve been so successful over the last few years,” he said. “We don’t care about our spot in a team, we just care about doing the best that we can, and making sure that whatever we’re doing, we’re trying to be that match winner,” David Warner said.

“And the fortunate thing is that we’ve got so many of them. One might come off one day, the next day someone else will come off. So we just know that one person in that top six, if they can get anywhere between 60 to 80 runs at a good strike rate, we know we’re always going to post a good total,” he further added.

However, Australia are yet to have their full squad in the West Indies as some players recently played in the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs as well. The recently concluded 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) produced high scores consistently that have never been seen before.

“You’re playing eight or nine batters, and then you’re bowling seven, eight bowlers, and the wickets were extremely flat,” David Warner said of IPL 2024.