Australian Cricketer David Warner Announces Retirement From ODI 

Warner has said retiring would create opportunities for new players and allow him greater freedom to play franchise cricket overseas.

Australian Cricketer David Warner Announces Retirement From ODI 

Australia batter David Warner has announced his retirement from one-day international (ODI) cricket in the lead-up to his final Test match.

The 37-year-old previously announced his retirement from Test cricket before an ongoing series with Pakistan. The 37-year-old opener will play his final Test match against Pakistan at the SCG starting on January 3.

Warner, who made his Test debut against New Zealand in December 2011, has played 111 Tests and scored 8695 runs at 44.58, including 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries, for a top score of 335*.

Warner was considered by some a limited-overs specialist at the outset of his career, having been chosen for Australia’s T20 team in 2009 before he had played a first-class game.

He was selected for the Australian Test team after a series of strong performances for his native NSW.

This decision was soon vindicated by Warner making his maiden century (123*) in his second Test against New Zealand in Hobart, carrying his bat in an unsuccessful run chase.

Warner immediately became compelling to watch with his attacking style, blending the audacious stroke play of the nascent T20 format with a technique capable of resisting the world’s finest bowlers.