David Warner has outlined his desire to finish his Test career
David Warner has outlined his desire to finish his Test career with a hometown swansong in Sydney, declaring his wish for next summer’s series against Pakistan to be his last in the Baggy Green.
Speaking to reporters in Beckenham ahead of next week’s World Test Championship final against India, Warner said he hopes he will be able to finish his Test career at the SCG against Pakistan in January.
While the 36-year-old ruled out going on for the two Tests against West Indies that follow, but still hopes to keep playing white-ball cricket for Australia until the 2024 T20 World Cup in West Indies and USA.
“You’ve got to score runs. I’ve always said the (2024) World Cup would probably be my final game,” Warner said on Saturday.
“I probably owe it to myself and my family – if I can score runs here and continue to play back in Australia – I can definitely say I won’t be playing that West Indies series.
“If I can get through this (WTC final and ensuing Ashes campaign) and make the Pakistan series I will definitely finish up then.”