I’ve always said the World Cup would probably be my final game – David Warner
The Australian batsman David Warner said on Saturday (June 3), that he is hoping to finish the Test career at the Sydney Cricket Ground after the three-match home series against Pakistan early next year while Warner is undergoing a poor run of form; in the last two years, he has only made one century in 17 Test matches.
The Australian batsman David Warner said on Saturday (June 3), that he is hoping to finish the Test career at the Sydney Cricket Ground after the three-match home series against Pakistan early next year.
Warner is undergoing a poor run of form; in the last two years, he has only made one century in 17 Test matches. He had previously stated that he intended to call it quits after this year’s 50-over World Cup in India, but he is hoping for a farewell at his home ground in the Australian summer.
“I’ve always said the World Cup would probably be my final game. I probably owe it to myself and my family – if I can score runs here and continue to play back in Australia – I can definitely say I won’t be playing that West Indies series. If I can get through this and make the Pakistan series I will definitely finish up then.”
Warner, who is a member of the team for the upcoming World Test Championship final and the Ashes, has played for Australia in 103 Tests, 142 ODIs and 99 T20Is since making his debut in 2009.
“I’ve always played every game as if it’s my last. It’s how I’ve always played, it’s my style of cricket, I love being around the team and try to be that ball of energy around the group. I just keep working as hard as I can to get to there. It starts this Test against India and I’m just looking forward to that challenge and then the challenge that presents itself against India.”
However, Warner – who had made his international debut in Twenty20 even before featuring in a first-class game – hopes to be a part of the Australian team in next year’s T20 World Cup. He has scored frequently in T20Is, with an average of more than 40 and a strike rate of 147 since 2021.
“I want to play that 2024 World Cup. It is something that is on the back of my mind. We’ve got a lot of cricket before that, and then I think it stops from February. So for me, then I’ll have to play obviously IPL, some of the other franchise leagues and then get into that rhythm to play in June. There will be a bit of cricket around to play. Who knows I might go back and play a Shield game for New South Wales.”