David Warner, a veteran Australian opener, has dropped hints that he may retire, saying that 2023 may be his final year playing international cricket. However, he would like the 2024 ICC Twenty20 World Cup, which will be hosted in the West Indies and the United States, to be the culmination of what has been a successful 13-year career up until this point.
According to Sky Sports, David Warner has been cited as saying that “[this will] most likely be my last year of my international career.”
The opening continued by saying, “I have my sights set on the [T20] World Cup in 2024 as well, so concluding in the Americas, that would be good to top it off with a win over there, pending selection.”
Since 2009, Warner has been of tremendous service to Australian cricket across all formats. His contributions have been outstanding.
Warner has played in 101 Test matches so far, scoring 8,132 runs at an average of 46.20 runs per match. In the format, he has scored 25 hundreds and 34 fifties, and his best individual score is 335*.
Warner has also competed for Australia in 141 one-day internationals (ODIs), in which he has scored 6,007 runs at an average of 45.16 during the course of his career. In this format, he has 19 centuries and 27 fifties, and his best individual score is 179.
Warner has also had a successful career as a hitter in Twenty20 Internationals. He has played 99 matches and has scored 2,894 runs, averaging 32.88 runs per match. In this format, he has one century and 24 half-centuries, with a perfect score of 100. His greatest score was 100.
In addition to that, he was a member of the Australian side that won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 as well as the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2021.
Beginning on February 9, he will be seen playing in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy match versus India. This match will take place beginning on February 9.
In preparation for the Border-Gavaskar series in India, Australia has selected an 18-man squad, which includes a 22-year-old player named Todd Murphy. However, the team is still expecting further information regarding the fitness of Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green.
After a good beginning to his First Class career, off-spinner Murphy joins Ashton Agar and Mitchell Swepson as potential spin partners for Nathan Lyon. The decision to go with Murphy and the rest of the spin group rather than Adam Zampa was made.
Uncapped quick Mitchell Starc is currently nursing tendon damage on his left middle finger, so he won’t join the squad until after the first Test. As a result, Lance Morris, who was a part of Australia’s red-ball squad in the home series, has kept his spot and has a chance to make his debut in the first Test at Nagpur.
Marcus Harris, a member of Australia’s selection for the home summer, was not included in the touring team, therefore Peter Handscomb and Matt Renshaw will be the batsmen who complement the top six in the travelling squad.
Cameron Green, an all-rounder, is also in a race against time to get healthy; yet, he still has a chance of playing in the first test despite suffering a fracture on his right index finger during the Boxing Day match against South Africa.
The Australian tour of India will get under way on February 9 in Nagpur, the first stop on the itinerary. The tour will consist of a total of seven matches: four tests and three one-day internationals (ODIs). The tour will begin with a four-match Test series, with the opening game beginning on February 9 at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. The series will be played in India.
The final three Test matches of the four-match series will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, and the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, respectively.
The one-day international (ODI) series will come to a close with three matches, with Mumbai, Vizag, and Chennai serving as the respective hosts.
The first game of the series will take place on March 17 in Mumbai, while the second and third games will be played on January 19 and 22 in Vizag and Chennai, respectively.
The following players have been selected to represent Australia in the Test series against India: Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice captain), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, and David Warner.