David Warner Retirement / David Warner will retire from Test, last date given before WTC Final

Zoom News : Jun 03, 2023, 05:00 PM
David Warner Retirement: The final match of the World Test Championship is to begin between India and Australia from June 7 at the Oval in London. Everyone's eyes are on this match, but Australia's legendary batsman David Warner has started looking beyond this. Just before the title match, Warner has cleared the picture of his future in Test cricket. Warner is ready to bid farewell to this format in January next year. He has announced this just before the WTC final. Warner's Test career, which has been going through a fluctuating phase regarding his form for the past several months, has been a topic of discussion in recent weeks. There was even discussion in Cricket Australia whether he should be selected for this final against India and then for the Ashes series against England or not.

Warner told the date of retirement

Warner got a place for both these matches, but in the eyes of the Australian selectors, his future will depend on Warner's performance. Now Warner himself has made it clear that he will not remain in this format for long. Talking to cricket.com.au, the left-handed opener revealed his plans and said that he would like to end his career in this format with a Test match against Pakistan in Sydney in January 2024.

The Pakistani team will be on a tour of Australia in December-January 2024, where a three-match Test series will be played. The last match of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 3 to 7 January. Sydney is Warner's home ground.

Warner, however, admitted that even to play the last Test in Sydney, he would have to first score runs in the final and then in the Ashes, only after which selection for the Pakistan Test series would be possible. But he also made it clear that he would not play in the West Indies series to be held immediately after the Pakistan series.

Farewell after the World Cup

Not only this, Warner once again repeated his old point. The 36-year-old explosive batsman made it clear that he will continue to play ODI and T20 cricket even after Tests but the 2024 T20 World Cup will be the last tournament of his career and after that he will say goodbye to international cricket completely.

Warner made his Test debut for Australia in 2011. Since then, he has been continuously playing the role of the opener of the team. Warner played 103 Test matches for Australia in these 12 years. Even in this, he stayed out of the cricket field for one year due to the ban. The left-handed batsman has scored 8158 runs, which includes 25 centuries and 34 half-centuries.