Cricket star David Warner hints he could play on until at least 2027

David Warner drops huge hint he could play on until at least 2027 after Australia’s World Cup triumph – even though he’d be 41 by then

  • Star batter is not playing in Australia’s T20 series vs India 
  • Is due to play his final Test match in Sydney in January  
  • The 37-year-old was one of Australia’s best at World Cup 

David Warner has signalled his intent to keep playing one-day cricket for Australia and possibly on to the next World Cup in the wake of the triumph in India.

In a pointed response to a social media post from leading cricket website Cricinfo which declared the 37-year-old’s World Cup career had ended with a ‘glorious record’ of 1527 runs, the veteran opened replied with ‘who said I’m finished??’.

Warner, who was Australia’s second-highest scorer in the World Cup in India, finishing with 494 runs, has withdrawn from the upcoming T20 series against India to return home and prepare for his final Test series, against Pakistan, with his last match set for the SCG in January.

Warner is due to play his last Test for Australia in January – but he has refused to rule out putting his hand up to play in the next ODI World Cup in 2027

The 37-year-old (pictured celebrating Australia’s World Cup win with teammate Glenn Maxwell) hinted at playing four years from now in two separate social media posts

But he has flagged his intent to play on to the T20 World Cup, being played in the West Indies and USA, in 2024.

His post suggests Warner could also now have plans to play on to the next ODI World Cup in 2027, being played in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Warner, who turned 37 in October, would be 41, making it unlikely he would still be part of Australia’s 50-over team.

Warner, who made just seven in the final against India, also said ‘see you in 2027’ in an Instagram post after the victory in which he said a lot of thank yous.

‘Firstly I want to say thank you to India for hosting an absolutely incredible World Cup. The effort put into these events are enormous. Thank you to all the people involved behind the scenes, ground staff, people in the dressing rooms, kitchen hands, chefs, hotel staff, security, police, event organisers, the list goes on but most importantly the fans,’ he said.

‘Road blocks airport chaos when we have to sneak through, your patience is much appreciated. Without you all we can not play the game we all love. I know the result didn’t go way but what it was, was an amazing few weeks. Chuffed to walk away as winners and 6 times champions. Our whole team should be extremely proud.

‘Thanks again everyone, see you in 2027.’

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