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David Warner

Australia|Opening Batter
David Warner
INTL CAREER: 2009 - 2024
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Full Name

David Andrew Warner


October 27, 1986, Paddington, New South Wales


37y 241d



Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style


Playing Role

Opening Batter


1.7 m

David Warner's extraordinary batting feats in all three formats for Australia will forever be overshadowed by his role as the chief protagonist of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal of 2018 and his place as a central figure in Australian cricket's ensuing cultural crisis.

After he was charged as the man who instructed team-mate Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper on the ball in the infamous Cape Town Test, Warner, though not punished by the ICC, was banned from international and Australian domestic cricket by Cricket Australia for 12 months, stripped of the vice-captaincy, and banned from leadership roles for life.

He returned for the 2019 World Cup and enjoyed a prolific tournament before suffering a record-breakingly poor Ashes, in which he made 95 runs in ten innings. He bounced back later that year with an unbeaten 335 against Pakistan in Adelaide - the second-highest Test score by an Australian - during a home summer in which he received the Allan Border Medal.

He ended his international career in stages, playing his last ODI during Australia's triumphant 2023 campaign in India, his final Test against Pakistan in early 2024 and was set to finish altogether after the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Prior to his ban, Warner had established himself as one of the best all-format openers in the world. In 2015 his seniority was recognised when he was named vice-captain to Steven Smith in the Test and ODI sides, and he led the limited-overs sides with great success when Smith was rested. It was quite a turnaround for the man who two years earlier had been suspended by Cricket Australia for punching England's Joe Root in a bar-room altercation in Birmingham, and had been warned over a Twitter spat with a pair of journalists.

It completed a remarkable rise for a player who burst onto the international scene in 2008-09 as a T20 specialist - he was the first man since 1877 to debut for Australia before playing first-class cricket. His breathtaking 89 from 43 balls on T20I debut against South Africa told the world of his talent, but few at the time expected him to become a key Test player as well.

His debut in the baggy green came, appropriately, in Test match No. 2020, against New Zealand at the Gabba in 2011, and in his second game he achieved what Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden never did, carrying his bat through a Test innings. His unbeaten 123 in Hobart could not prevent a historic New Zealand win, but his patience in challenging conditions showed a different side to his batting.

Later that same summer he made a very different kind of hundred, a 69-ball one against India at the WACA. In the seven-year period between his debut and the ban, Warner was far and away the best Test opener in the world.

Away from international cricket, he has had a prolific franchise T20 career, especially in the IPL, and in 2021 became just the fourth batter to pass 10,000 runs in T20.

David Warner IPL factfile

- David Warner is the most prolific overseas batter in the history of the IPL.

- He was plucked out of obscurity in his first season in 2009 by Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals). He was with them till 2013.

- Warner moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014, was named captain in 2015 and won the title in 2016.

- In 2018, he was banned from playing in the league for his involvement in the Newlands ball-tampering scandal

- Warner has breached the 500-run mark in seven IPL seasons, which is the most for any batter. Six of them came back-to-back.

- He has been an orange cap winner three times in the IPL - in 2015, 2017 and 2019 - a record, and has hit the most fifties in the league

- Warner's relationship with SRH soured in 2021 and he was picked up again by DC in 2022  

David Warner Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

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David Warner controlled Australia's chase
David Warner went down and low to sweep a six
David Warner and Travis Head gave Australia a quick start
David Warner waits for his turn at the Australia practice session
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