David Warner, Australia’s starter, has been pulled from the five-match T20 series against India that starts on Thursday.
Warner scored 535 runs at 48.63 during Australia’s winning World Cup campaign. Instead, he will go back home before his last Test summer. He had already said he would quit from the longest format after Australia’s match against Pakistan in Sydney on New Year’s Day.
Aaron Hardie, a young all-rounder from West Australia, replaced Warner in the Australian team over the weekend. He made his ODI and T20I starts during the white-ball tour of South Africa in September.
Australia’s Cricket Australia said in a statement that Warner would be going home after a successful but difficult World Cup.
Warner has said that he wants to retire from Test cricket, but he still wants to play white-ball cricket. He responded to a social media post this morning that talked about his ODI World Cup record by asking, “Who said I’m done?!”
In other news, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has chosen an experienced T20 player to lead the team in the five-game T20I series against Australia.
Suryakumar Yadav was chosen to lead the team that will play Australia in the five-match T20I home series.
Most of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 players have had some time off after the tough event and the preparations for it. There will only be three players in the next T20I series: Suryakumar, Prasidh, and Ishan Kishan.
From November 23 to December 3, the show will be on.