Dynamic Australian opener David Warner called time Monday on ODI cricket ahead of his farewell Test against Pakistan this week, but kept the door open to play the 2025 Champions Trophy if needed.
The 37-year-old will pad up in his 112th and final Test in his home city Sydney on Wednesday, having plundered 8,695 runs at an average of 44.58, with 26 centuries and 36 half-centuries.
At a press conference at the SCG, he also announced his retirement from ODIs, where he has been a fixture since his debut in 2009, helping the team win the World Cup in 2015 and 2023.
“I’ve got to give back to the family and also on the back of that I’m definitely retiring from one-day cricket as well,” he said.
“That was something that I had said through the  World Cup, get through that, and winning it in India, I think that’s a massive achievement.
“So I’ll make that decision today, to retire from those forms, which does allow me to go and play some other [T20] leagues around the world and sort of get the one-day team moving forward a little bit.
“I know there’s a Champions Trophy coming up,” he added. “If I’m playing decent cricket in two years’ time and I’m around and they need someone, I’m going to be available.”
The Champions Trophy has not been played since 2017, but is set to be resurrected in 2025 in Pakistan. Traditionally 50-over cricket, reports have said there is a push underway to make it T20.
Warner leaves ODIs after 161 matches, smashing 6,932 runs at an average of 45.30, with 22 centuries. Among Australians, only Ricky Ponting with 30 has scored more ODI tons.
He will continue to be available in the T20 format, with the 2024 World Cup in the Caribbean and United States a target.
Warner’s decision to depart one-dayers means Australia will need a new opener for their three-match series against the West Indies in February, which follows a two-Test series in Adelaide and Brisbane.
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