David Warner stuns cricket world with post-World Cup revelation

David Warner (pictured left) singing and (pictured right) Warner walking off the field.
Veteran opener David Warner (pictured) has hinted he will retire from Test cricket within the next 12 month. (Getty Images)

Veteran opener David Warner has hinted that he could retire from Test cricket following the 2023 Ashes series, but is determined to keep playing the white-ball format.

Warner was part of the Australian outfit that failed to advance out of the group stages at the home T20 World Cup.

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Plenty of individuals came under criticism for their performances and Warner was one of the stars that couldn't escape the heat.

The 35-year-old averaged 11 in Australia's recent failings.

However, Warner said Test cricket will be the first format he will give up and it could come as soon as next year.

"Test cricket will probably be the first one to fall off," Warner said on Triple M's Deadset Legends.

"Because that's how it will pan out. The T20 World Cup is in 2024, (one-day) World Cup next year.

"Potentially it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket.

"But I love the white-ball game; it's amazing."

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While Warner's form in the recent T20's left plenty to be desired, the opener is still enjoying his white-ball cricket.

However, the criticism was swift for the host nation after failing to even progress from their group.

Aussie cricket legend Matthew Hayden was one great to call for an overhaul to the Aussie team.

Warner and Usman Khawaja will be 36 at the end of next year's Ashes, Nathan Lyon 35, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood 32.

Steve Smith will also be 33, but would be tipped to continue far longer.

And Warner has warned he and his teammates will prove the doubters wrong with time.

"T20 cricket - I love the game. I will be looking to get to 2024," Warner said.

"For all those people saying I am past it and a lot of those old people are past it, look out. Be careful what you wish for."

Warner's comments come as CA finalise the reworking of their code of conduct, which would allow the opener to appeal his leadership ban stemming from the ball-tampering saga.

Steve Smith (pictured middle left), David Warner (pictured middle right) and Matthew Wade (pictured right) sing the national anthem.
Steve Smith (pictured middle left), David Warner (pictured middle right) and Matthew Wade (pictured right) could all be part of the Aussie overhaul after the T20 World Cup. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

AAP has been told the reworded code is awaiting board approval, with Warner expecting a hearing with cricket's integrity unit later this month.

Australia carried one of the older squads heading into their home T20 World Cup.

Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch headline the names unlikely to be there come the 2024 T20 World Cup, but nine of Australia's 15-man squad were aged over 30.

And former opener Hayden was one such great to call for selectors to be ruthless.

"There has to be some freshness," Hayden said.

"One of the great strengths of Australian cricket has been its ability to be able to recognise when to make that gear change into a different playing roster.

"A little bit like Mark Waugh giving way to someone like myself after World Cup campaigns, it's always been quite ruthless in preparing for the next World Cup.

"They are the premium events that everyone across the world plans for. And Australia unfortunately just didn't get it right."

with AAP

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