David Warner

Country: Australia
Born: October 27, 1986, Paddington, New South Wales
Height: 1.7 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

David Warner Bio

David Andrew Warner, born on October 27, 1986, in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, is a cricketer renowned for his extraordinary batting skills. While he has achieved remarkable feats on the cricket field, Warner’s career has been marred by his involvement in the infamous Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018, which led to a significant ban and a scandal that shook Australian cricket to its core.

The scandal erupted during the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town when Warner was identified as the one who instructed his teammate Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper on the ball. Although the ICC did not impose any punishment on Warner, Cricket Australia took immediate action by handing him a 12-month ban from international and domestic cricket. Additionally, Warner was stripped of the vice-captaincy and banned from leadership roles for life. The incident not only tainted his reputation but also had a lasting impact on Australian cricket’s culture and values.

Following his ban, Warner made a triumphant return to the game during the 2019 World Cup. He showcased his exceptional skills as a batsman, playing a pivotal role in Australia’s campaign. However, his performance in the subsequent Ashes series was dismal, as he only managed to score 95 runs in ten innings, setting an unwanted record.

Despite his disappointing performance in the Ashes, Warner bounced back later that year with an unbeaten 335 against Pakistan in Adelaide, earning him the distinction of recording the second-highest Test score by an Australian. He also received the prestigious Allan Border Medal during that home summer, solidifying his reputation as one of Australia’s most talented batsmen.

Before the ball-tampering scandal, Warner had already established himself as one of the world’s best all-format openers. In 2015, he was appointed as the vice-captain of both the Test and One Day International (ODI) squads under the leadership of Steven Smith. Warner’s leadership skills were further acknowledged when he successfully captained the limited-overs teams in Smith’s absence.

Warner’s rise to prominence was a remarkable journey. He burst onto the international scene in 2008-09 as a Twenty20 specialist, becoming the first player since 1877 to represent Australia before playing first-class cricket. He announced his arrival in style with a breathtaking 89 off just 43 balls against South Africa in his T20I debut, showcasing his natural talent and power hitting.

In 2011, Warner made his Test debut against New Zealand at the Gabba. In his second Test match, he achieved a feat that eluded greats like Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden by carrying his bat through a Test innings, scoring an unbeaten 123 in Hobart. Warner’s ability to adapt to challenging conditions highlighted a different facet of his batting prowess.

Throughout his career, Warner has also made a significant impact in franchise T20 cricket, particularly in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2021, he became only the fourth batsman to surpass 10,000 runs in T20 cricket, solidifying his status as one of the most prolific and influential players in the shortest format of the game.

Despite the controversies and setbacks, David Warner remains a talented and iconic figure in Australian cricket. His explosive batting style and ability to dominate bowlers have earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting players to watch. As he continues to contribute to the sport, it is hoped that Warner’s future will be defined by his extraordinary skills rather than the controversies of the past.

David Warner Career Stats

David Warner Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 112 205 8 8786 335* 44.59 12517 70.19 26 37 1036 69 91 0
T20Is 99 99 11 2894 100* 32.88 2048 141.3 1 24 295 105 56 0
ODIs 161 159 6 6932 179 45.3 7127 97.26 22 33 733 130 71 0
FC 143 258 11 11265 335* 45.6 15920 70.76 34 46 1361 89 108 0
List A 210 208 8 8886 197 44.43 9043 98.26 28 39 930 188 90 0
T20s 364 363 44 11807 135* 37.01 8449 139.74 8 99 1187 423 174 0

David Warner Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 112 19 342 269 4 2/45 2/45 67.25 4.71 85.5 0 0 0
T20Is 99 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 161 1 6 8 0 - - - 8 - 0 0 0
FC 143 34 595 455 6 2/45 2/45 75.83 4.58 99.1 0 0 0
List A 210 8 144 158 4 1/11 1/11 39.5 6.58 36 0 0 0
T20s 364 2 7 15 0 - - - 12.85 - 0 0 0

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