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Warner hints Test retirement after next Ashes



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David Warner has indicated he could retire from Test cricket after next year's Ashes, with the opening batter confirming he will walk away from the red-ball format first.

The futures of Warner and several senior teammates have been plunged into the headlines in recent days after Australia's shock exit from the T20 World Cup.

The 50-over World Cup will be held in India at the start of next summer, followed by the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the United States in 2024.

Warner, on the other hand, made it clear that he intends to play in both as he outlined his likely plan for leaving the game.

Australia's 2023 schedule includes the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India, the Ashes in England, and the ODI World Cup in India.

"Test cricket will probably be the first one to fall off. Because that's how it will pan out. The T20 World Cup is in 2024, (one-day) World Cup next year,” Warner said on Triple M's Deadset Legends.

"Potentially it could be my last 12 months in Test cricket. But I love the white-ball game; it's amazing" he added.

Despite averaging 11 in Australia's recent failed T20 World Cup, Warner rejected claims he should exit before the 2024 tournament.

"T20 cricket - I love the game. I will be looking to get to 2024," Warner said. "For all those people saying I am past it and a lot of those old people are past it, look out. Be careful what you wish for."