Top 5 David Warner Records in International Cricket

Top 6 David Warner Records in International Cricket
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Australia’s dynamic, explosive opening batter David Warner has hung his boots from international cricket, ending an illustrious 15-year career. It was a big bash start to David Warner’s international career in January 2009, when he made his T20I debut for Australia against South Africa, before playing even one first-class match.

His exit from the game was finally confirmed in June 2024 when he played his final match, between Australia and India in the T20 World Cup. Warner leaves a great number of records and quite a few memorable performances in his bag. Here are five notable David Warner records in international cricket:

5 David Warner Records in International Cricket

Let’s give it a read:

Highest number of Player-of-the-Series Awards in T20Is

    His five Player-of-the-Series awards in T20Is truly bring out Warner’s consistency and impact in the shortest format of the game. In fact, it places him behind Virat Kohli, who has seven, and alongside Babar Azam with five. Warner’s ability to influence the outcome of the series with his batting and occasional leadership makes this one of the standout features in his T20I career.

    Australian with the Longest T20I Career

      This is another example of his fitness and sustained performance: Warner’s career in T20I cricket. Continuing for 15 years and 165 days, Warner’s career became the lengthiest for an Australian cricketer and stands at 15th on an all-time global list. It was quite a journey, and from January 2009 to June 2024, he was there for the radical evolvement of T20 cricket—from his first match to the last one.

      Most Percentage of Runs of a Completed ODI Innings

        During an ODI against Zimbabwe in Townsville on September 3, 2022, the opening batter played a superb knock of 94 in Australia’s total of 141, which is a percentage contribution of 66.66% of the team’s runs. This great act now puts him second in the category, behind Vivian Richards. Warner’s innings were a master class in how to anchor an inning with wickets falling around him, how to deal with pressure and produce the goods under the pump.

        Most Hundreds in a Calendar Year in ODIs

          2016 was particularly a good ODI year for Warner. He scored seven centuries—only Sachin Tendulkar, with nine centuries, has scored more in a calendar year—which puts him at par with Rohit Sharma and Sourav Ganguly. Warner piled on 1,388 runs from 23 matches at an average of 63.09 and a strike rate of 105.47. His best of 173 came against South Africa at Cape Town to underline his dominance in white-ball cricket in that year.

          Most Fours in an ODI Innings

            His ability to find the boundary consistently is exemplified in his record for the most number of fours in an ODI innings. He hit 24 fours in an innings of 173 against South Africa at Cape Town on October 12, 2016. This put him on par with the greats of the game such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Fakhar Zaman, Martin Guptill, and Ishan Kishan. The 37-year-old innings were the epitome of aggression and finesse; he toyed with the South African bowling attack. He made things look easy.

            Conclusion

            David Warner’s retirement marked an end to an era of Australian Cricket. His brand of aggressive batting combined with brilliant fielding and his occasional leadership had made him an important asset of Australia in all formats. His record and achievements speak for his skill and determination to play cricket. As he steps down from the international scene, cricket fans from all corners of the world will remember him as the most thrilling, if not effective, player of his generation.

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