David Warner to retire from ODIs and Tests

Following the conclusion of the upcoming New Year’s Test against Pakistan in Sydney, David Warner has announced that he will retire from both the Test and ODI formats. The 37-year-old, who just claimed his second 50-over World Cup, has left open the chance to compete in the 2025 Champions Trophy, provided he remains in good form and is fit.

Warner said, “I’m retiring from one-day cricket as well,” on Monday, January 1, at the SCG. “I had stated during the World Cup that overcoming that and winning it in India is a tremendous accomplishment.

“I’ll decide to withdraw from those forms today, which will let me play in various leagues across the globe and help the one-day team progress a little bit. I am aware of the upcoming Champions Trophy. If I’m still around and playing good cricket in two years, I’ll be there if they need someone.”

Declared two days before the SCG Test, Warner’s distinguished career ends as Australia’s sixth-best run scorer in One-Day Internationals. At a strike rate of 97.26, he ends with 6932 runs at an average of 45.30 from 161 matches. Only Ricky Ponting’s total of 29 hundreds in the format is higher than his 22 hundreds. 

“It was a decision that I was very, very comfortable with,” he stated. “It was truly incredible to win in India from our current location.

“Our relationship merely grew stronger after we lost two straight games in India, and we weren’t able to get where we were by accident or coincidence. Not to be overlooked was the Kolkata semifinal as well as Maxi’s [Glenn Maxwell] valiant actions, leadership, and talent and execution of our game versus India.”

Warner is just one match away from reaching 100 appearances in all three of the game’s formats and will continue to play for his country’s cricket team in the shortest format. He intends to further his career in the franchise T20 circuit as well. The Dubai Capitals are anticipated to be his next opponent in the ILT20.

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