Warner Provides Hints About His Possible Retirement From Test Matches

Australian batsman David Warner hinted at his anticipated Test retirement date when he said he will stop playing red-ball cricket after the Ashes of the following year.

The T20 World Cup 2022 hosts, Australia, were unable to get past the quarterfinals, which put Warner and his senior colleagues’ careers in the public eye.

Before the next World Cup, the team needs to be revitalised, according to former Australia hitter and Pakistan batting consultant Matthew Hayden, who also suggested that some players might consider retiring.

The 50-over World Cup will be played in India prior to the following big T20 competition, which will take place in the Caribbean and the USA in 2024.

On Triple M’s Deadset Legends, Warner predicted that test cricket would be the first to disappear. “It will turn out that way because it will. 2024 will see the T20 World Cup, while 2021 will see the (one-day) World Cup. I might be playing Test cricket for the final time in the upcoming year. However, I adore the white-ball game; it’s fantastic.”

Australia is preparing for its first substantial changing of the guard since the 2015 Ashes as a number of players are slated to retire in the next 18 months.

By the time of the Ashes series in 2023, Warner, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood will all be older than 36. A lot longer is anticipated for Steve Smith, who will also be 33.

The left-handed player, nevertheless, shrugged down suggestions that he might hang up his bat before the T20 World Cup in 2024.

“I adore the game of T20 cricket. I’ll try to make it to 2024. Look out for those who claim that I and many of those elderly individuals have passed their prime. Be cautious with your wishes “said he.

The 36-year-old had enough of opportunities to forget at the just finished T20 World Cup, scoring 44 runs in four games.

It should be recalled that Cricket Australia asked for a change in their code of conduct, allowing the opener to challenge the leadership suspension he received as a result of the ball-tampering controversy.

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