David Warner Retires from 50-cricket

In a press conference at Sydney Cricket Ground, Great opening batsman for Australia “David Warner” announced his retirement from the 50-over format while he also offered his availability for the 2025 Champions trophy if required by Australian Cricket Board.


Warner played his first odi match back in 2009 and helped Australia to win 2 world cups in 2015 and 2023. He played 161 odi matches and made 6932 runs at an average score of 45.30 runs per innings with 22 centuries. He will be available for the t20i format targeting the t20i world cup 2024 to be played in the Caribbean and the United States.

In his press conference he said “I am announcing my retirement from one dayers, which does allow me to go and play some other (Twenty20) leagues around the world. I know there is a Champions Trophy coming up. If I am playing decently in 2 years time and I am around and they need someone, I’m going to be available”. 

Further he added, “I had never imagined to open the batting for New South Wales or anyone to be honest when I first started but to be here, 112 tests I think I did a remarkable job”. 

David Warner will also be remembered for the role he played in the ball tampering scandal in 2018 against South Africa. Along with his skipper Steve Smith, he was banned for a Year.

Australian Coach Andrew Mcdonald described David Warner as “probably our greatest ever three-format player”.

After Warner decision to retire from 50-over format Australia would require a new opener for their upcoming 3-match series against West Indies in February, which will be followed up by 2 test matches to be played in Adelaide and Brisbane.

The 37-year old will play his 112th test match as his career’s last test match in his home ground Sydney on Wednesday 3rd January against Pakistan. In his 111 test matches, he made 8695 runs at an average of 44.58 runs with 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries.

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