David Warner on Sunday, went past Mohammad Rizwan to become the seventh-highest run-getter in T20I cricket. Warner scored 22 off 19 deliveries in the second T20I between Australia and West Indies to take his T20I runs tally to 2986 runs in 101 innings. He recently became the first Australian to play 100 or more matches in all three formats and now has gone past Mohammad Rizwan in the runs tally in T20Is.
David Warner is now just 14 runs away from the 3000-run mark in the T20I format and becoming the first Australian to score 3000 or more runs in all three formats of the game. He scored 70 off 36 in the first T20I against West Indies. Notably, it was his 100th T20I match and what makes it even more memorable is the fact that he now has the rare feat of being the only player who has played a fifty-plus knock on his 100th Test, ODI, and T20I appearance.
Mohammad Rizwan has scored 2981 runs in 78 T20I innings at an astonishing average of 48.87 whereas David Warner has amassed 2986 runs in 101 T20I innings at an average of 33.18. Mohammad Rizwan has smashed 26 half-centuries and a century in the shortest format whereas David Warner has smashed 25 half-centuries and a century in T20Is.
David Warner recently retired from Test and ODIs after the three-match series against Pakistan was concluded last month and now he is aiming to participate in the T20 World Cup which is scheduled for June this year. Warner has been one of the best openers in the shortest format and is a valuable asset to the Australians in the top order.
David Warner Scored A Half Century In The T20 World Cup Finals In 2021
David Warner was the Player of The Series in Australia’s maiden T20 World Cup winning campaign in 2021 where he scored 289 runs in six innings at an average of 48.17 including three half-centuries in the tournament. He is expected to display a similar performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 where Australia will be trying to win the tournament and become the first nation to be crowned World Champions in all three formats at the same time.
David Warner has the opportunity to complete his 3000 runs in T20Is in the third T20I against the West Indies which will be played in Perth. Australia has already won the series and is looking to whitewash the West Indies by 3-0 in the series. Australia also whitewashed West Indies in the ODI series after drawing the Test series 1-1. The first two T20Is of the series were won by Australia in Hobart and Adelaide respectively. The third T20I is scheduled for Perth on Tuesday, February 13.
Australia had a terrific 2023 where they won two back-to-back ICC events, the ICC World Test Championship and the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. They are now aiming to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and earn their second T20 World Cup title having previously won in 2021. The T20 World Cup will be jointly hosted by West Indies and the United States.
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