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David Warner Retires from One-Day Cricket Before Test Farewell

Just two days before his final Test match began, Australia’s opener David Warner declared his retirement from ODI cricket. Warner said that he has been considering retiring sooner. Especially after winning the World Cup in India earlier this year, but he will still be available for selection in the 2025 Champions Trophy if necessary.

Thus, Warner has ended one of the most successful ODI careers in Australian cricket history. On January 18, 2009, he played his first ODI match in Hobart against South Africa. Warner has since participated in 161 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and amassed 6932 runs at an average of 45.30 and strike rate of 97.26. In the 2023 World Cup final in Ahmedabad versus India, he amassed 22 centuries and 33 half-centuries. Australia emerged victorious by six wickets. During his prime, Warner was recognised for his assertiveness and was considered by several people as the most devastating opener globally.

An Extraordinary career of David Warner

His 161 ODI total ranks him as the 18th-highest Australian. Nonetheless, Warner has the second-highest number of centuries of any player from the nation with 22. With 29 hundreds, only Ricky Ponting surpasses him. However, Warner played 205 less ODI innings than the former captain of Australia. In addition, Warner shares the eighth-highest total ODI centuries ever. With Virat Kohli of India (50 centuries) at the top of the list.

David Warner Retires from One-Day Cricket Before Test Farewell

In ODIs, Warner is sixth among Australian run scorers. 179 off 128 balls was his best-ever score, which he achieved against Pakistan in 2017. It is the fourth-highest Australian score in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), topped by Glenn Maxwell’s 2023 World Cup-winning 201 not out against Afghanistan.

Warner has two World Cup victories under his belt and was Australia’s standout hitter in both competitions. With 2,278 runs scored by Sachin Tendulkar at the top, he has the sixth-highest total of any batsman in World Cup history with 1527 runs. He is the second-highest Australian run scorer in the history of the World Cup, after Ponting (1,743 runs). With six centuries throughout the World Cup, Warner leads the Australians in this category. He shares second place with Tendulkar on the all-time record. Trailing only India skipper Rohit Sharma, who has seven World Cup hundreds to his credit. In eight World Cup matches in 2015, Warner scored 345 runs; in eleven matches in 2023, he scored 535 runs, in the latter, he was Australia’s top run scorer.

In only 2016, Warner amassed seven hundreds in one-day cricket. This ranks second among all players in ODI cricket in a calendar year, only surpassed by Tendulkar’s nine hundreds in 1998. In just 93 innings, he had amassed 4000 ODI runs—the quickest by any Australian and sixth fastest overall. Warner is the Australian who has completed 4,000, 5,000, and 6000 ODI runs the quickest.

David Warner Retires from One-Day Cricket Before Test Farewell

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