David Warner

Australia
Age
October 27, 1986 (35 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Paddington, New South Wales
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Leg break

David Warner, an aggressive left-hander from New South Wales, is an opening batsman who has played for Australia in all formats. He was also the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad winning the IPL trophy in 2016.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
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Bowling
-
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Team played

Australia, Australia A, Durham, Northern Districts, Delhi Capitals, Middlesex, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Sydney Thunder, Sylhet Thunder, Sunrisers Hyderabad, St Lucia Zouks, Australians, Winnipeg Hawks, Southern Brave

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
129
127
6
5498
179
45.44
5765
95.37
18
27
576
85
T20I
82
82
9
2265
100*
31.03
1622
139.64
1
19
218
89
Test
78
143
6
6919
335*
50.5
9369
73.85
23
31
821
56
IPL
137
137
17
4795
126
39.96
3437
139.51
3
43
468
182

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
129
1
6
8
0
-
8
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
82
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
78
19
342
269
4
2/45
4.72
67.25
85.5
0
0
0
IPL
137
1
1
2
0
-
12
-
-
0
0
0

For a player who faced the challenge of international cricket right from the start, without having any first-class experience, David Warner did exceptionally well. At times his aggression and temper get the better of him and the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in 2018 has tarnished an otherwise excellent career at both international and domestic levels.

David Warner has many records to his name most of which include scoring fast, for example, making a century before lunch. His performance has been rather dependent on his physical shape. When in great form, he could score centuries on the trot. One wouldn’t describe Warner’s shot-making textbook as he has relied heavily on his hand-eye coordination.

The career of this great left-hander from Australia in both IPL and Test cricket is distinguished by many notable achievements that are definitely worth to take a closer look at.

IPL CAREER

David Warner is one of the most successful batsmen in the IPL. He started the IPL journey with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 2009 IPL season which was played in South Africa. He played just 7 games and scored 163 runs with a strike rate of about 123. David Warner stayed with Delhi from 2009 until 2013. In this period, he scored a couple of centuries in addition to 10 half-centuries. Despite all that, this performance has been considered a bit below par compared to what he did in the latter half of the IPL career.

In the 2014 IPL auctions, David Warner was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for INR 5.5 Crore. Warner amassed 528 runs at an average close to 50 in 14 games with a sublime strike rate of above 140. This performance marked the start of David Warner’s extravagant journey in the IPL. The very next season, in 2015, David Warner was appointed captain of SRH. He scored 562 runs that season with a strike rate of over 156. He also received the Orange Cap for scoring most runs in the 2015 IPL.

The IPL 2016 was David Warner’s peak season both as a player and captain. Not only did he clobber 848 runs in 17 games, at an average of 60 and a strike rate of above 150, but he also led Sunrisers Hyderabad to their maiden IPL Championship trophy. In finals, Warner scored 38-ball 69 to help SRH win the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He was the second-highest run-scorer in the IPL 2016.

David Warner received his second Orange Cap award in the IPL 2017. He scored 641 runs at an average of 58. During that season David Warner also achieved his highest score 126 – against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – bettering his previous best of 109. Overall, this was his third century in the IPL.

The IPL 2018 left a black mark on an otherwise brilliant career of David Warner in the IPL. He was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad as a player and captain but he backed out after the ball-tampering incident in South Africa. It was a big blow to SRH who depended heavily on their opener and captain, and though they went all the way to the finals, they still failed to score a victory losing to CSK.

In 2019, David Warner returned to the IPL with a loud bang. He announced his comeback with 53-ball 83 against KKR. A couple of days later he scored a 55-ball hundred – his 4th IPL century –  to secure a mammoth 118-run victory for SRH over RCB. David Warner finished the comeback season as the best run-getter which was his third time in the IPL. He scored 692 runs at an average of 69.20 – his highest in the IPL – and a strike rate of about 143. He scored all these runs in just 12 games as he had to leave for Australia to prepare for the 2019 World Cup. In 2020, David Warner was reappointed as captain of SRH replacing Kane Williamson.

When he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014, David Warner crossed a 500-run tally for the first time in the IPL. He kept on doing that for the rest of the seasons until the last one in 2019. Playing for SRH, David warner has scored a total of 3271 runs at an amazing strike rate of close to 150.

Overall, with 4076 runs in 10 IPL seasons, David warner has scored most runs by an overseas player. He is also the fourth-best run-getter among all players in IPL. He is third on the list of overall century makers and also holds the record of most half-centuries scoring 44 of them. The 126-run innings in the IPL 2017 is the highest score achieved by a captain in the IPL. No other batsman has more Orange Caps than David Warner (3 Orange Caps) in the IPL. David Warner has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL. His overall average of 43.17 is the highest among the players who have played more than 50 IPL matches.

TEST CAREER

David Warner is one of those rare gems who has made it to the international level without playing even a single first-class game. Warner debuted at the international level in a T20I game against South Africa in January 2009. His extraordinary batting prowess in shorter formats of the game made selectors choose him to join the Test squad for the series against New Zealand in 2011.

Warner made his Test debut in the first Test against New Zealand at Gabba, Brisbane. He made 3 and 12 not out as Australia won the Test by 9 wickets. In the next Test, chasing 241 in the fourth innings, David Warner performed with the bat and scored his maiden Test century – 123 not out. Despite Warner’s valiant efforts Australia fell short by just 7 runs.

The year 2014 was the first time David Warner reached a thousand-run milestone in a calendar year. A feat he replicated only one more time in 2015. David Warner scored 1136 runs in 2014 with 6 centuries – the most made by him in a calendar year – and a superb average of 63.11. For this excellent performance, the ICC included his name in the World Test XI in 2014.

In the Ashes 2015 held in England, David Warner scored 418 runs, however, Australia lost the series 2-3. Immediately after the Ashes, David Warner scored 163 and 116 in two innings of the Brisbane Test played against New Zealand becoming the third player, after Gavaskar and Ponting, to score centuries in both innings of a Test match. In the very next Test match at Perth, he made 253 runs – his maiden double-century in Test cricket. With that, David Warner became the second-ever player, after Gavaskar, to score 3 consecutive centuries twice in Tests. For the tally of 1317 in 2015, most runs for Warner in a calendar year, he was again selected in the World Test XI by the ICC.

In January 2017, David Warner set a special record scoring a century before lunch on Day-1 of Test at Sydney against Pakistan. He is only the fifth player to do so in the long history of Test cricket. Moreover, he became the first to do so in Australia as well. The century came in just 78 deliveries. In the second innings of the same Test, Warner scored the second-fastest Test fifty, the fastest ever achieved by an Australian.

David Warner is an aggressive cricketer who is known for losing his temper from time to time. Whether it is a scuffle with Joe Root out of the field for which he has been fined 7000 Euros or some on-field arguments with South Africa ‘A’ wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile with umpires forced to intervene multiple times. However, the biggest scandal of his life happened in 2018 in a Test match against South Africa played in Cape Town. David Warner was involved in a ball-tampering scandal where he was found responsible for orchestrating a plan to alter the condition of the ball and demonstrating Cameron Bancroft how to do it with sandpaper. David Waner was forced to immediately step down from vice-captaincy and was banned for 1 year from playing both international and Australian domestic cricket.

Warner made a comeback before the 2019 ODI World Cup and later made it to the 2019 Ashes in England the same summer. He had an awful Ashes series scoring just 95 runs in 10 innings. Stuart Broad dismissed him seven times in that series.

However, later in November 2019, he redeemed himself by scoring the first triple century at Adelaide Oval. He scored 335 not out against Pakistan and registered the second-highest individual score made by an Australian and the highest individual score in a day-night Test.

Overall, David Warner has scored 7244 runs in 84 Tests (155 Innings) with an average of 48.94 and a strike rate of above 72. He has also scored 24 hundreds and 30 fifties as an opener for Australia.

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