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David Warner ready to play Champions Trophy 2025 in Pakistan

David Warner

David Warner, the former Australian cricketer, is gearing up for a possible comeback in Champions Trophy 2025, which is going to be held in Pakistan from February to March next year. Warner, who announced his retirement from ODI cricket immediately after the victory of Australia in the World Cup on 19 November 2023, plans to make a comeback in international cricket for this mega event.

That was the sixth World Cup title for Australia, which was captured in style by beating India in the final at Ahmedabad, and that brought a triumphant close to Warner’s ODI career. Shortly after that, he announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket after Australia’s exit from the 2024 T20 World Cup. After retirement, Warner is now focusing on T20 leagues around the globe.

In a recent post on Instagram, Warner said that Champions Trophy 2025 is possible for him if he gets selected and further added that it come out as a great honor to represent Australia for so long. He added that he is proud of the fact that the career high point for him has been playing more than 100 matches in all formats and hinted toward one last hurrah in international cricket.

“Chapter closed!! It’s been an unbelievable experience to play at the highest level for such a long period. Australia was my team. The majority of my career was at the international level. It’s been an honour to be able to do this. 100+ games in all formats is my highlight,” Warner wrote on Instagram. “I will continue to play franchise cricket for a while, and I am also open to playing for Australia in the Champions trophy if selected,” Warner posted on Instagram.

Speaking after Warner’s statement, Pat Cummins, Australia’s captain in both ODI and Test cricket, maintained that perhaps it was time to give others an opportunity in ODIs, since Warner might just end up reverting to an emergency option for the team.

“I think it’s probably time to give some others a crack [in ODIs], but knowing that he’s going to still be playing cricket, it might be more of a kind of break glass in an emergency option. But, you know, David is going to be scoring runs somewhere in the world, so you never quite know that this is [the end],” Cummins said.

David Warner Achievements

David Warner is the second-highest run-scorer as an Australian ODI opener, whose aggregate is 6,888 runs at an average of 45.31 and a strike rate of 97. He has 22 hundreds and 33 fifties in his illustrious career, with only Adam Gilchrist scoring more runs among the Australian openers in the ODI format.

He also has an equally brilliant career in T20Is, where he has scored 3,277 runs from 110 innings, with one century and 28 fifties at a strike rate of 142.47. His attacking style of batting and fluent scoring has made Warner one of the most consistent performers for Australia in both ODIs and T20Is. His efforts were instrumental in World Cup and other major tournament successes.

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