Dashing Australian opener David Warner might retire from T20I soon after the consecutive World T20s in this and next year. Given the tight international schedule, David Warner has hinted he might quit T20I after the World T20 in India next year.
Speaking in a conference after, receiving the prestigious Allan Border medal on Monday night Warner said, “I don’t have a BBL team; I took a break during this period, and that was about my body and my mind, making sure I’m getting ready for the next series that comes up.
“If you look at T20 internationals, we’ve got back-to-back World Cups as well, that’s probably a format that could be one I’d probably drop in a few years.
Warner has been phenomenal for Australia in the last year and so. Soon after returning from the ban, the opener had a highly successful World Cup campaign. He finished the World Cup as the second highest run-scorer, scoring 647 runs at an average of 71.88 — one run behind Indian opener Rohit Sharma for the leading scorer of the tournament.
In the home season also, the batsman scored a cracking triple hundred along with a T20Is century. Since returning from the ban, his only poor series has been the Ashes where he scored only 95 runs in ten innings. But his wonderful home season was enough to beat Steve Smith and Pat Cummins in the award list for the third time in his career.
But David Warner has also started to feel the heat of hectic international schedule While David Warner is going strong in all the three formats, he has made it clear he would not play in all the three formats together. Warner said, “I have to look at the schedule; it’s going to be very difficult [for me] to play all three forms, and good luck to all the guys who want to keep playing that. You talk to guys like AB de Villiers and Virender Sehwag, these guys who’ve done it for a long time, it does become challenging.
“Having three young kids and my wife at home all the time, the constant travelling becomes very difficult. If it was to come down to [leaving out] one format, it would probably be the international T20s,” he added.