One of the most destructive openers across cricket, Australia’s David Warner could bid farewell to Test cricket within the next 12 months. The 35-year-old is one of the most aggressive openers the world has seen over the years.
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A poor show in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 has pit some doubts over Warner and other senior players. Australia has already begun its preparations for the upcoming 50-overs World Cup in India next year.
Warner said Test cricket will be the first format that he will leave.
Since 2011, Warner appeared in 96 Tests scoring 7,817 runs with 24 tons and 34 half-centuries.
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Australia has a packed 2023 with a four-match Test tour of India and the Ashes series in England in the summer.
“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. Potentially it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket. But I love the white-ball game; it’s amazing.” said Warner
Warner maintained that he loves T20 cricket, and would want to continue till the 2024 T20 World Cup. David Warner has been picked for the ODI series against England starting on 17th November.
This will be a perfect opportunity for the opener to redeem himself. Warner will open the batting with his new partner, Cameron Green who is set to make his ODI debut.
Pat Cumming will lead the side for the first time in ODI’s and it will be a tough task as he is up against a confident England side who have just won the T20 World Cup.
Australia Squad for the ODI series
Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa