David Warner retires from One-Day International cricket but remains available for the 2025 Champions Trophy.
David warner annouces retirement from ODI cricket but there's change to be available for 2025 Champions Trophy.
David Warner has announced his retirement from ODI and Test cricket, but he will be ready for the 2025 Champions Trophy if needed.
David Warner of Australia has declared his retirement from one-day international cricket. The 37-year-old had previously declared that he would retire from Test cricket after Australia's forthcoming Test against Pakistan in Sydney, but Warner has now announced that he will also retire from ODI cricket. The opener, however, has stated that he will be eligible for selection in the Champions Trophy in 2025.
Warner has stated that winning the World Cup in India this year was a huge accomplishment, which he had previously considered. "I'm definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well," he said to media on Monday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "That was something that I had said through the World Cup, get through that, and winning it in India, I think that's a massive achievement."
"So I'll make that decision today to retire from those forms, which will allow me to go and play in some other leagues around the world and help the one-day team move forward a little bit." I'm aware that the Champions Trophy is approaching. If I'm still playing quality cricket in two years and I'm still around, and they need someone, I'll be available."
If Warner does not play in the Champions Trophy, he has retired with 6932 runs at an average of 45.30 and 22 centuries. He is Australia's sixth-highest run-scorer in the format, trailing only former skipper Ricky Ponting's tally of 29 centuries for the most tons by an Australian player in ODIs. Ponting has also played 205 more One-Day International innings than Warner.
Warner has also won the World Cup twice, once at home in 2015 and again in India in 2023. In 2015, he was Australia's second-highest run scorer, with 345 runs in eight innings, including one century, at an average of 49.28 and a strike rate of 120.20. In 2023, he was Australia's leading run scorer, with 535 runs in 11 matches at 48.63 and a strike rate of 108.29. In the tournament, he had two centuries and as many half-centuries. Unless he makes a surprise return in the Champions Trophy, the 2023 World Cup final against India in Ahmedabad will be his final ODI for Australia.