Australian cricketer David Warner has decided to stop playing one-day international (ODI) cricket and shared this news before his last Test match against Pakistan. Although he’s ending his Test career with his 112th match, Warner is still thinking about playing in the 2025 Champions Trophy.
Warner is well-known for his successful Test career, where he scored 8,695 runs with 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries. He played a key role in Australia winning the ODI World Cups in 2015 and 2023.
Even though he won’t be playing ODIs anymore, Warner plans to stay involved in cricket by playing T20 matches and aiming for the 2024 World Cup. His decision shows a thoughtful approach to managing his cricket commitments while still aiming for success in shorter-format games.
Cricket Australia’s chief, Nick Hockley, praised Warner for his significant impact on the sport and his exciting playing style that has gained fans worldwide. Warner’s decision to retire from ODIs is a big moment in his cricket career, allowing him to focus on specific formats while keeping the option open for special events like the Champions Trophy.
The cricket community recognizes Warner’s achievements and contributions in both Test and ODI cricket, leaving a lasting legacy in Australian cricket. Fans are eager to watch his final Test and are excited to see him continue playing in T20 matches, with hopes of witnessing his performance in the upcoming World Cup.