Australian Opener David Warner Retires From ODIs, Says "Will Play Champions Trophy If..."

Dynamic opener of team Australia David Warner called time Monday on one-day international cricket ahead of his farewell Test against Pakistan this week, but kept the door open to play the 2025 Champions Trophy if needed. The 37-year-old will pad up in his 112th and final Test in his home city of Sydney on Wednesday, having plundered 8,695 runs at an average of 44.58, with 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries. At a press conference at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he also announced his retirement from ODIs, where he has been a fixture since his debut in 2009, helping the team win the World Cup in 2015 and 2023.
He said, "I've got to give back to the family, and on top of that, I'm definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well.”
“That was something that I had said through the 2023 World Cup; get through that, and winning it in India, I think that’s a massive achievement.
“So I’ll make that decision today to retire from those forms, which does allow me to go and play some other (Twenty20) leagues around the world and sort of get the one-day team moving forward a little bit.
He further added, “I know there’s a Champions Trophy coming up. If I’m playing decent cricket in two years’ time and I’m around and they need someone, I’m going to be available.”


Jan 1, 2024 3:20 AM