Cricket Australia congratulates David Warner on brilliant Test career

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Cricket Australia (CA) has congratulated David Warner on his outstanding Test career ahead of the NRMA Insurance Pink Test.

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, 36 half centuries with 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 with 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 viewing 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.

While renowned for his blistering innings including his 69-ball century against India at the WACA Ground in 2012, he could also occupy the crease and became the seventh Australian batter to score a Test triple century making 335* against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in 2019. 

Warner became Australia’s fifth greatest Test run scorer and the second greatest run scorer in all formats with 18,521 behind only Ricky Ponting (27,368).

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said:

“Congratulations to David on an amazing Test career. We are all extremely grateful for his immense contribution to this form of the game.

“David’s wonderful attacking style not only played a vital role in many Australian victories, it also enthralled and entertained fans across the world and drew many to Test cricket.

“I’m sure David’s home crowd will give him a tremendous farewell at the SCG, and we all look forward to him continuing to be a valuable contributor to Australia’s white ball campaigns.” 

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