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David Warner

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Australia, Australia A, Durham, Northern Districts, Delhi, Middlesex, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Sydney Thunder, Hyderabad, Australians
Roles played:
Skipper-T20 | Ex Skipper-ODI | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Home country:
October 27, 1986, Paddington, New South Wales


A destructive, fiery left-handed opening batsman from New South Wales, David Warner became the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to get into the national team without playing a first-class game. An outstanding fielder and a hard-hitting batter, he was the leading run-scorer in the 2005-06 season when the Australia Under-19s toured India. He then proceeded to play the Under-19 World Cup.

Warner's domestic career took off brilliantly as he represented New South Wales and recorded the then highest one-day score of 165* for his team in the FR Cup, which immediately called for his selection in the Australian T20 side. He made his T20I debut in 2009 against South Africa, where he smashed a quick 89 off 43 balls and also played his first ODI in the same year. After some good performances with the bat in the T20 arena, Warner finally made his first-class debut for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield season of 2008-09.

The best was yet to come for this talented and destructive southpaw. Despite making a quiet Test debut against New Zealand in 2011, Warner shone with a maiden international ton in only his fourth innings, smashing a blazing knock of 123* and nearly taking Australia to victory single-handedly. That knock was particularly special as it showed a different side to his game, where he battled it out under pressure and showed the temperament and patience for the longest format of the game. If that showed one side, then he displayed his natural destructive abilities against India in 2012 by ripping apart the Indian bowling attack, making his then career-best score of 180.

From there on, Warner cemented his place in the Australian team but faced immense criticism for unnecessary off-field issues which often led to disciplinary actions. A major black mark on Warner's otherwise prolific career came when he allegedly had an altercation with Joe Root just before Australia's Ashes campaign in England, in 2013. He was then dropped for the first two Tests and asked to play for Australia A in their tour to South Africa. Warner, however, fought back hard with loads of runs in the Australian domestic season and contributed heavily in the return Ashes that followed Down Under. He scored 523 runs in the series, at an average of 58.11 which included two hundreds and as many fifties.

His form in Test matches was extraordinary as he continued his prolific scoring. Made 543 runs in the 3-match Test series against South Africa in 2014, where he notched up twin hundreds in the Cape Town Test. He repeated this feat against India in Adelaide and what made this more special was the fact that the Aussies returned to cricket after the unfortunate death of Phillip Hughes. Warner struggled in the shorter formats though, not being able to score a century in ODIs and scoring only one half-century in T20Is in that period.

He eventually regained his form and was back to his best again and won the Allan Border Medal in 2016 and 2017, becoming the fourth player after Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Michael Clarke to win it back-to-back. To add to his laurels, David became the first Australian cricketer to score seven ODI tons in a calendar year (2016), joint second with Sourav Ganguly on the all-time list and only behind Sachin Tendulkar (9).

The left-hander was the second highest run-scorer for Australia in their 2015 World Cup winning campaign, with 345 runs in 8 games. That included a thumping of the Afghan side with a blazing 178 runs.  This was an excellent year for David to say the least. His vital presence in the team was recognized and he was made deputy to Steven Smith in the Tests and ODIs. In the Indian T20 League, he successfully represented Delhi since the opening season before going on to lead Hyderabad to the trophy in 2016. In their title-winning season, he was the second highest run-getter of the tournament with 848 runs. In 2015 and 2017, he was the highest scorer with 562 and 641 runs respectively. David Warner is one of the few players in world cricket who are doing well across all formats and Australia are benefiting immensely from his presence.

Fast Facts

  • First Aussie cricketer to play for Australia without any first-class experience since 1877
  • Twice Allan Border Medal winner, in 2016 and 2017
  • First Australian to score seven ODI tons in a calendar year
  • Sixth Australian to score centuries in successive Tests in Asia
  • First ever to score a ton before lunch on any day of a Test match in Australia
  • Thrice scored a century in either innings of a Test match
  • Led Hyderabad to IPL trophy in 2016


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 68 127 5879 5 48.18 76.29 20 25 253
ODI 101 99 4270 4 44.94 96.58 14 17 179
T20 65 65 1696 3 27.35 139.24 0 12 90*
IPL 114 114 4014 15 40.54 142.13 3 36 126
CLT20 13 12 556 2 55.60 156.62 2 1 135*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 68 19 342 269 4 2/45 / 67.25 4.71 0 0 0 2
ODI 101 1 6 8 0 0/8 / - 8.00 0 0 0 0
CLT20 13 1 6 13 0 0/13 / - 13.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 53 0 5
ODI 46 0 6
T20 34 0 1
IPL 52 0 7
CLT20 6 0 3
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
ODI 3 3 0 0 0 100
T20 4 3 1 0 0 75
IPL 47 26 21 0 0 55.32


Australia Vs New Zealand at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Dec 01, 2011
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Australia Vs England at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Dec 02, 2017
Australia Vs South Africa at Bellerive Oval, Hobart - Tasmania - Jan 18, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Oct 01, 2017
Australia Vs South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Jan 11, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs India at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati - Oct 10, 2017
Delhi Vs Chennai at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - May 02, 2009
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 17, 2017
New South Wales Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 09, 2009
Last played:
Delhi Vs Highveld Lions at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 25, 2012