Warner worries about the future of Test cricket
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Australian opener David Warner has raised concerns about the future of Test cricket, as he believes that the growth of T20 leagues around the world is causing emerging players to focus on shorter formats.
The 36-year-old believes that this shift in focus could have long-term consequences for the future of Test cricket.
"I was speaking to (Davies) the other day. He likes playing white-ball cricket, I can't see him playing red-ball cricket any time soon. If he wants to put his mind to it, he can definitely play," said Warner.
"But I've got a little bit of scaredness about what's going to happen in the next five to 10 years, where cricket is actually heading.
"I'd love for guys coming through to play red-ball cricket and play Test cricket because that's the legacy that you should want to leave behind," he said.
Warner pointed out that only a small number of players have been able to maintain long careers without playing Test cricket and the T20 leagues are causing players to prioritize short-term gains over long-term success.
"There's only been a small minority of people who have been able to do that and have a long career (without Tests). Guys see the short term at the moment with all the leagues and stuff around. The best way to get value for your currency is actually making a name for yourself," he added.