Warner likely to retire from Tests at SCG against Pakistan next year

Just few days before the prestigious World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at The Oval from June 7-11, Australia’s veteran left-handed opener David Warner has revealed that he is hoping to finish his Test career at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) against Pakistan in January 2024.

Warner has meanwhile, also ruled out his participation for the two Tests against West Indies however, he hoped to continue playing white-ball cricket for Australia until the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup in West Indies and USA.

“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. If I can get through this (WTC final and ensuing Ashes campaign) and make the Pakistan series I will definitely finish up then,” Warner was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

Notably, his place in the Test team has been under radar after being in patchy form for almost the last three years and had scored just 26 runs in three innings in this year’s Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in India before flying back home due to injuries.

Warner averages just 26.04 in Tests in England and had struggled during the last Ashes tour in 2019, averaging just 9.50, with veteran pacer Stuart Broad picking his wicket seven times.

“I want to play that 2024 World Cup. It is something that is on the back of my mind. We’ve got a lot of cricket before that, and then I think it stops from February. So for me, then I’ll have to play IPL some of the other franchise leagues and then get into that rhythm to play in June,” said Warner

“There will be a bit of cricket around to play. Who knows I might go back and play a Shield game for New South Wales,” he added.

The veteran cricketer concluded by saying that his arm is feeling okay after being stuck in the practice nets on the same left elbow which ended his tour of India early.

“It was sore, it got me right on the same point but from a different angle. It went numb and I had to get it strapped, but it’s fine now — a little bit sore, but lucky it didn’t hit me on top,” he concluded.

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