David Warner has appeared to shut down any notion he could be set to retire from one-day international cricket after a candid reply to a post after the World Cup final. Warner became the first Australian player to score 500 runs across two World Cup campaigns having scored 535 runs across 11 matches.
He scored three centuries for Australia and averaged 48 on his way to helping his team lift the World Cup. Warner has scored 1527 runs across his career in World Cups, having scored three of his six centuries in the latest edition.
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While Warner didn't have the best knockout stage, the 37-year-old opener proved his mettle in the group stage as Australia bounced back from two losses to win seven in a row. And ESPN CricInfo paid tribute to Warner's glittering career at the World Cup having posted his stats in a farewell post to a cricket great.
However, Warner doesn't appear to be ready to rule himself out from playing in the green and gold just yet. The veteran opener reposted the stats and wrote: "Who said I'm finished?"
Warner could have easily called time on his white-ball career having won the World Cup. This would see him retire from the test team as well after the Australian summer of cricket. Although it appears Warner may not want to end his time in the green and gold just yet.
Australia have a break from One Day Internationals and will next feature against the West Indies in February 2024. Warner would be 41 come the next World Cup. Unfortunately, for Aussie fans, Warner will miss the upcoming T20 series against India.
David Warner rules himself out of T20 series
After a gruelling few months travelling to England for the Test World Championship final and the Ashes, before returning to India for the second time in 2023, Warner has opted to sit out the upcoming T20 series. The 37-year-old added his name to the list of high-profile players who won't be taking part in the much-maligned T20 series against India starting less than a week after the World Cup final.
India have named a severely depleted squad for the five-match series starting on Friday that won't feature the likes of Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma. The series kicks off on Friday (just five days after the World Cup final), and has been widely panned as meaningless considering how soon it comes after the ODI tournament.
Warner, Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc and Mitch Marsh will all fly home to Australia rather than playing in the series, and coach Andrew McDonald is also departing India for a break. Indian selectors named a 16-man group, but just four of them were part of the World Cup squad that lost to Australia in the final.
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