Australian batting stalwart David Warner has indicated he needs the 2024 T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies to be his worldwide swansong, saying profitable the title can be the icing on the cake.
“(This will) most likely be the last year of my international career. I’ve got my sights set on the 2024 (T20) World Cup as well, so finishing in the Americas (North America and Caribbean islands), that’d be nice to top it off with a win over there, pending selection,” Warner was quoted as saying by Sky Sports activities on Thursday.
Warner was adjudged the ‘Player of the Tournament’ for his tally of 289 runs in Australia’s profitable marketing campaign within the T20 World Cup within the UAE in 2021. He’s presently taking part in Massive Bash League (BBL) for Sydney Thunders.
“I’ve signed (with the Thunder) for this year and next year, and it’s my time to contribute and give back. I’ve got that time to do that now,” added Warner.
The T20 World Cup is being collectively hosted by the West Indies and the USA in June subsequent 12 months.
In December final 12 months, Warner had mentioned that he was extremely motivated for the four-Take a look at Border-Gavaskar collection in India if he’s included within the touring occasion.
“The extra motivation for me is winning in India and completely winning a series in England. I’ve been told by the coach and the selectors they would like me to be there.
“Was there doubt? Of course, there was doubt in my mind, but for me, it was about going out there and knowing that I’ve still got that hunger and determination because every time I rock up to training, I’ve got it,” he had mentioned.
In the meantime, Steve Smith has mentioned he’ll hold concentrating on his ODI and Take a look at careers and had not given a lot thought to his T20 worldwide future. The previous Take a look at captain had performed only one match throughout Australia’s house World Cup marketing campaign final 12 months.
“There’s not a great deal of T20 internationals, so for me, Test and one-day cricket are the huge priorities with what’s coming up, and then we’ll wait and see,” Smith informed reporters on Thursday.