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Warner could potentially play his final 12 months in red ball cricket

By Real11 - Nov 14 2022 65 Views
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'Potentially my last 12 months in Test Cricket' - Warner

Australia opener David Warner has said that the coming 12 months could probably be his last in red ball cricket. 

Next year, Australia has a packed yet exciting itinerary, which includes a tour to India for a Test series before travelling to England for the Ashes. Warner is likely to be a part of both marquee series before he calls it a day in the red ball format. 

"Test cricket will probably be the first one to fall off," Warner said. "Because that's how it will pan out. The T20 World Series is in 2024, (one-day) World Series next year. Potentially it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket."

Warner's retirement, if it occurs next year, would be consistent with how cricketers appear to be structuring their careers in this age, which sees them forego the long format in order to extend their careers in the shorter forms.

"...I love the white-ball game; it's amazing," he said. "T20 cricket - I love the game. I will be looking to get to 2024," he added.

Following Australia’s dismal show in the just concluded World T20 series, there have been calls to bring in fresh faces. Warner, at 36, could find it difficult to retain his spot, with the next World Series in the format only scheduled in 2024. 

But Warner says that he is not going anywhere from the T20 format. "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."

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