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David Warner
David Warner
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: D.A.
    Batting Style: Left Handed
  • DOB: 27th Oct 1986
    Bowling Style: Leg break
  • TEAM:
  • Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Sunrisers Hyderabad, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Australians
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 66 123 4 5705 47.94 253 7381 77.29 20 24 689 53 52 0
ODIs 101 99 4 4270 44.95 179 4421 96.58 14 17 443 70 46 0
T20is 65 65 3 1696 27.35 90* 1218 139.24 0 12 164 74 34 0
First Class 91 164 6 7762 49.13 253 10054 77.2 27 31 956 73 65 0
List A 146 144 6 6021 43.63 197 6133 98.17 19 22 616 127 64 0
T20s 238 237 25 7570 35.71 135* 5282 143.32 6 57 756 313 110 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 66 19 342 1 269 4 67.25 4.72 85.5 2/45 0 0 0
ODIs 101 1 6 0 8 0 8 0/8 0 0 0
T20is 65 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 91 34 595 4 455 6 75.83 4.59 99.17 2/45 0 0 0
List A 146 8 144 0 158 4 39.5 6.58 36 1/11 0 0 0
T20s 238 1 6 0 13 0 13 0/13 0 0 0
PROFILE

When David Warner debuted for Australia in a Twenty20 international against South Africa, he had yet to make his first-class debut. His selection was met with widespread scepticism from an establishment concerned at the impact the novel hit-and-giggle format of the game was having on cricket’s future. At a packed MCG, and with a primetime television audience looking on, Warner smashed 89 from 43 deliveries, despatching an attack containing Dale Steyn to all parts.

Almost exactly two years later, Warner, in just his second Test, carried his bat for 123 against New Zealand. His side’s total that day in Hobart was just 233 and the next-best score was exactly 100 less than his.

In between those momentous innings, Warner rode the wave of public acclaim, cementing his status as a global Twenty20 superstar. In parallel, his first-class career was non-existent and his one-day international aspirations had stalled. However, rather than resigning himself to becoming a cricketing novelty-act, he did what few expected he was capable of and grafted at his game, honing the skills of an allround batsman to allow his extraordinary hitting ability to shine, on as many stages as possible.

The breakthrough came in 2011, when he cemented a spot for New South Wales and in so doing forced his way into an Australia A tour of Zimbabwe, one that proved to be his coming-of-age. He has been a fixture at the top of Australia’s order across all formats since the start of the 2011-12 Australian summer. Far from his sideshow beginnings, he is now being groomed for future leadership duties.

On his day, Warner is unplayable. His hitting zones are so big that there is no safe area for a bowler to deliver the ball. If his timing is off, his bat speed is so quick and his physique so muscular that he can still mishit sixes. He is also one of the few batsmen capable of executing the switch-hit, a talent he has perfected by practicing with a two-sided bat.

  • Last Updated: 7th Mar 2016
  • Author: Jonathan Howcroft
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