David Warner, the explosive Australian opener, has hinted at taking an international retirement sooner than later. The 36-year-old has perhaps been the most reliable batter in the contemporary age. He has contributed greatly on the 22-yard line throughout his successful 14-year international career.
Warner has proven his mettle in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years in addition to having an influence for the Australian team. In the meantime, the southpaw made the stunning declaration that he is nearing the end of his international career and that the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, which is slated to be held in the USA and the Caribbean, might be his last international match.
David Warner comments on his international career retirement
“This will most likely be the last year of my international career,”
Said Warner as quoted by Sky Sports.
He further added saying
“I’ve got my sights set on the 2024 [T20] World Cup as well, so finishing in the Americas, that’d be nice to top it off with a win over there, pending selection,”
Warner, who is 36 years old, is still playing well for Australia in all three formats of the game. In June of next year, he would like to contribute significantly to Australia’s second T20 World Cup victory.
The Australian team’s only T20 World Cup victory came in the UAE in 2021, and the southpaw was instrumental in that achievement. He scored match-winning half-centuries in the semifinals and championship game, and he went on to win Player of the Tournament honours after scoring 289 runs from seven innings at a strike rate of 146.7.
Warner will undoubtedly be focused on winning the 2023 ODI World Cup, but he will also be looking forward to adding two more series wins to his CV in the upcoming year.
The first one would be the four-match away Test series in this year’s February and March against India. In addition, he would like to be a major contributor to Australia’s Ashes victory in June-July on English soil.
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