David Warner: One of Modern Cricket’s Most Explosive Batters
Australian left-handed batter David Warner has earned a reputation for being one of the most explosive openers in modern-day cricket. Warner became the first Australian player since 1877 to represent the national side without having played any first-class cricket. He made his T20I debut back in 2009 against South Africa in Melbourne and scored 89 runs off 43 balls, the second-highest score made on a T20I debut. Warner is one of the few to average over 45 in both Tests and ODIs.
The darkest phase of Warner’s cricket career was the ball-tampering row back in 2018 for which he was banned from international cricket for a year. He has since returned to the Australian fold in all three formats and has rediscovered his form. The Sydney-born player remains one of the most dreaded batters across the world even today more than a decade following his international breakthrough.
David Warner had witnessed a dip in form in the 2021 Indian T20 League, finishing with only 195 runs from 8 games at an average of 24.37, but he was still bought for a hefty fee by the Delhi team in the 2022 mega auction. He will captain the Delhi Teamin 2023 in place of injured Rishabh Pant.
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David Warner’s Personal Details
- David Andrew Warner
- 36 Years
- Sydney, Australia
- Batting Style
- Left-handed batter
- Playing Role
- Top-order batter
- Current Team
- Australia Cricket Team, Delhi Team
- Jersey Number
David Warner Current Rankings
David Warner Stats
- 335* vs. PAK
- 179 vs. PAK
- 100* vs. SL
David Warner - Key Skills and Strengths
Apart from a few hiccups in between, David Warner has been one of the most consistent batters in modern cricket. That consistency has stretched across all three formats of the game. The left-handed batter reminded everyone of the likes of Sanath Jayasuriya and Virender Sehwag the first time he burst into the international scene.
One thing Warner has been making sure over the years is that the Australian scorecard will keep moving at a brisk pace while he is on the pitch, irrespective of the format. In fact, he possesses the ability to dismantle any bowling single-handedly. Warner is also strong against pacers and finds relative ease in playing both on the front as well as on the back.
Warner plays shots on both sides of the pitch and isn’t shy of taking the aerial route right from the outset. Another key strength of his is his consistency. He hasn’t had a lengthy spell without runs on the board. That has ensured that his average hasn’t gone down below 40 in Tests and ODIs. That goes on for the T20 format too.
David Warner Awards and Achievements
David Warner has been one of the most consistent batters for the Australia cricket team over the years across all three formats. In doing that, the 35-year-old has won multiple accolades. His gritty innings in November 2021 helped Australia win the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Here are some of David Warner’s biggest achievements in international cricket:
Warner was part of the ICC Team of the Year in 2016 and 2017
Warner was part of the ICC Test Team of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Warner (335*) holds the second highest Test score by an Australian batter, behind only Matthew Hayden.
David Warner is the third Australian player to score centuries in all three formats of the game.
Warner is the first Australian since Ricky Ponting to score a century and only the second batter to score a double century in his 100th test match.
David Warner was the T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament in 2021.
David Warner’s Indian T20 League Journey
Warner’s Indian T20 League journey started way back when he joined the Delhi team in 2009. After staying with them for five seasons, the veteran moved to the Hyderabad team in 2014. After playing for them until only last year, Warner was purchased by the Delhi team again at the mega auction held in February 2022. He will captain the Delhi team in 2023.
Warner became the first player to score successive hundreds in the tournament. He has also been at the top of the pile in terms of overall runs scored, finishing the 2017 season with 641 runs at an average of 58.27.
- Indian T20 League
- 126* vs. Kolkata
David Warner: FAQs
David Warner has 4 centuries in the Indian T20 League - Delhi (2010, 2012) and Hyderabad (2017, 2019). He has also scored 59 half-centuries (highest) in the league.
Warner posts funny videos on social media and has expressed his love for India, a country he considers his second home.
Warner has hit 64 sixes in Tests, 92 in ODIs, and 105 in T20Is. He has also hit 216 sixes in the Indian T20 League.
David Warner has three daughters - Ivy Mae (born in 2014), Indi Rae (born in 2016) and Isla Rose (Born in 2019).