From being picked into the Australian T20 side without even playing a single first-class match to becoming one of the most controversial figures in the country’s history, David Warner has seen it all. However, there is little doubt that Warner is one of the best all-format players ever to put on an Australia shirt.
Warner was picked out of obscurity into the national T20 side, where he scored 89 off 43 balls against a mighty South Africa side on debut. He quickly rose through the ranks and became one of the best T20 players in the world.
Warner was drafted into the ODI and Test side as well shortly after. He had an excellent start to his Test career when he became just the 13th Australian opener to carry his bat through an innings in just his second Test. His aggressive style of play and ability to play both pace and spin in an equal measure meant Warner scored runs worldwide.
From destroying a listless Indian attack at WACA to scoring centuries in South Africa, Warner made it big in no time. However, off-field issues constantly hampered his career. In June 2013, Warner was fined AU $11,500 and dropped from the national team after a brawl with Joe Root. In July 2013, Warner, playing for Australia ‘A’ had an on-field altercation with South Africa ’A’ wicket-keeper Thami Tsolekile.
Warner made a U-turn by becoming the highest run-scorer in Ashes 2013-14, scoring 523 runs in five matches. He followed it up by scoring 543 runs in a three-Test series against South Africa and carried his impeccable run through the year.
Warner was never far away from controversy, but what happened during the 2018 tour of South Africa is something he can never erase from his career. During one of the Tests against South Africa, cameras spotted Cameron Bancroft rubbing the ball with sandpaper. Details later emerged, and Warner, alongside Steve Smith, was named part of the leadership group that knew about the alleged cheating. Bancroft was banned for nine months while Cricket Australia handed Warner and Smith one-year bans each. Warner lost a lot of his sponsorship deals as well as his IPL contract for a year.
The grafter that Warner is, he came into the side after the ban hungrier and has since been a critical component in the Australian unit. He seems to have toned down his aggression and looks a much more compact cricketer as well.
Warner has carved himself a massive fan-following in the IPL. He played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the first five years (2009-2013), but it was at Hyderabad where he won the crowd. Snapped up for INR 5.5 crore ahead of IPL 2014, Warner established himself at the top of the order. Warner was handed over captaincy by the Hyderabad franchise in 2015. In IPL 2016, under his leadership, Hyderabad won the IPL for the first and to date only time. Warner remains the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad side.
Warner has been one of the best overseas batsmen in the history of the IPL, with 5254 runs in 142 matches averaging 42.72, which includes 48 half-centuries and four hundreds. He is currently the third-highest run-scorer in the league and will look to add a few more runs come IPL 2021.
David Warner Biography
|Full Name||David Andrew Warner|
|Born||September 27, 1986|
|Birth Place||Paddington, Australia|
|Batting Style||Left Handed|
|Bowling Style||Right-Arm Leg-spin|
|First Class Debut||2009|
|ODI Debut||Vs South Africa, Jan 2009|
|T20I Debut||Vs South Africa, Jan 2009|
|IPL Debut||Vs Chennai Super Kings, May 2009|
|Test Debut||Vs New Zealand, Dec 2011|
Batting Stats & Records
|Team||Opposition||Date||Bat & Bowl|
|Hyderabad||Punjab Kings||25 September 2021||2|
|Hyderabad||Capitals||22 September 2021||0|
|Hyderabad||Chennai||28 April 2021||57|
|Hyderabad||Delhi||25 April 2021||6|
|Hyderabad||Punjab||21 April 2021||37|
|Hyderabad||Mumbai||17 April 2021||36|
|Hyderabad||Bangalore||14 April 2021||54|
|Hyderabad||Kolkata||11 April 2021||3|
|NSW||Queensland||31 March 2021||4|
|NSW||Tasmania||18 March 2021||108|
Interesting Facts About David Warner
David Warner has been a fierce competitor across all formats of the game and a vital cog for Australia. He has had his ups and downs with controversies but is one person who is a complete team-man. Warner has made quite a fan base in India, and his recent Tik Tok videos have further pushed him into superstar territory. Here are some more interesting facts and records of David Warner.
- Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to make his international debut without even playing a single first-class match.
- Warner has scored more runs in the IPL than any other overseas international – 5254.
- Warner is the fourth Australian to win the prestigious Allan Border medal more than once.
- In November 2015, Warner became only the third batsman in the history of Test cricket to score centuries in both innings of a Test match thrice.
- Warner is one of only seven Australian batsmen to score a triple century in Test cricket. His 335* is the second-highest Test score by an Australian.
- Warner is the only player in the IPL to have won the Orange cap thrice – 2015, 2017 and 2019
- Warner has led Australia in three ODIs and nine T20Is.
How Warner’s stats will help you in Fantasy Cricket?
David Warner has consistently scored runs in IPL and more so for Sunrisers Hyderabad. While Warner’s average in the IPL is 42.72, it shoots up to 52.32 in 87 matches while playing for Hyderabad. By looking at Warner’s stats, you can see that he will help you score points in fantasy cricket more often than not. Whenever you build a fantasy cricket team on MPL for a match that involves Hyderabad, it is advisable to pick Warner. Based on the current form, you can make Warner captain of your side as well. Download the MPL app and start playing the Indian fantasy T20 league.