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David Warner to retire from Tests after SCG match vs Pakistan

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David Warner, who first wore the whites for Australia back in 2011, said he will retire from Test cricket in the forthcoming Australian summer. The 36-year old wishes to call it a day in the longest format of the game following his team’s Test against Pakistan in January next year, at his home ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

David Warner to retire: “Will definitely finish up” after Pakistan series

“If I can get through this (ICC World Test Championship Final and Ashes) and make the Pakistan series, I will definitely finish up then,” Warner told reporters in Beckenham on Saturday, June 3.

In 2023, David Warner averages a poor nine in Test cricket, having scored only 36 runs across three games after a lean run in recent years as well.

The left-handed batter has made it clear that he intends to be a part of Australia’s white-ball setup until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024, which is set to take place in the West Indies and United States. However, he will not be taking part in Australia’s Test series against West Indies next year, making it clear that the Tests against Pakistan, which begin in December this year, would be his final few red-ball games for the national side.

“You’ve got to score runs. I’ve always said the (2024) World Cup would probably be my final game. I probably owe it to myself and my family. If I can score runs here and continue to play back in Australia, I can definitely say I won’t be playing that West Indies series,” Warner added.

Last year, in December, Warner scored a phenomenal double ton against South Africa in what was his 100th Test. He became only the second player in history, alongside Joe Root, to score a double century in his 100th match.

Warner averages only 26.04 in Tests in England, which is the third worst for him among countries where he has played a minimum of six Tests. How he fares in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Final and the Ashes will certainly be an intriguing watch.

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