David Warner – Career and Personal Biography
David Warner is an Australian cricketer who was born on October 27, 1986, in Paddington, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. He is a left-handed opening batsman and is also a part-time spin bowler.
David Warner’s cricket career began in the early 2000s when he played for the New South Wales (NSW) state team. He made his first-class debut for NSW in 2007 and his domestic limited-overs debut in 2008.
Warner made his international debut for the Australian national team in a T20I against South Africa in 2009. He went on to make his ODI debut later that year, and his Test debut in 2011.
Since then, Warner has become a key player in the Australian team in all three formats of the game. He has scored over 7,000 runs in Tests, 5,000 runs in ODIs, and over 1,500 runs in T20Is. He has also been a part of many successful Australian teams, including winning the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015.
Warner has also played in several domestic T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he has been a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team since 2014. He has been one of the leading run-scorers in the IPL over the years, helping SRH win the title in 2016. He has also played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), and the Global T20 Canada league, among others.
David Warner made his Test debut for Australia in 2011 against New Zealand. Since then, he has become one of the most successful Test batsmen for Australia.
In his Test career, Warner has scored over 7,000 runs with 24 centuries and 30 half-centuries at an average of over 48. He has scored four double centuries, with his highest score of 335 not out coming against Pakistan in 2019.
David Warner’s Test match career stats as of September 2021:
- Matches: 87
- Runs scored: 7,244
- Batting average: 48.94
- Highest score: 335
- 100s/50s: 24/30
- Catches: 123
Warner has been a key part of many successful Australian Test series wins, including winning the Ashes series against England in 2013-14, 2017-18 and 2019, as well as playing a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 series win against India in 2014-15.
One Day International (ODIs)
David Warner has been a key part of the Australian One Day International (ODI) team since making his debut in 2009. He is known for his explosive batting style at the top of the order and his ability to score quickly.
David Warner’s One Day International (ODI) career stats as of September 2021:
- Matches: 128
- Runs scored: 5,717
- Batting average: 45.79
- Highest score: 179
- 100s/50s: 18/22
- Catches: 58
He has played a key role in many of Australia’s ODI series wins, including their World Cup triumphs in 2015 and 2019.
Twenty20 International (T20Is)
David Warner is known as one of the most explosive T20 batsmen in the world. He has been a regular member of the Australian Twenty20 International (T20I) team since 2009 and has also played for several franchise teams around the world.
David Warner’s Twenty20 International (T20I) career stats as of September 2021:
- Matches: 85
- Innings: 82
- Runs: 2,389
- Highest Score: 100*
- Average: 31.42
- 100s/50s: 1/18
- Catches: 33
He has scored one century and 18 half-centuries in T20Is and has an impressive strike rate of over 140.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
David Warner has been a very successful player in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has represented several franchises in the tournament and is currently the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
David Warner’s Indian Premier League (IPL) career stats as of September 2021:
- Matches: 148
- Innings: 146
- Runs: 5,517
- Highest Score: 126*
- Average: 42.22
- 100s/50s: 4/50
- Catches: 97
In addition, he has also won the IPL Orange Cap three times, which is awarded to the leading run-scorer in the tournament.
Big Bash League (BBL)
David Warner has played only a few seasons in the Big Bash League (BBL) of Australia. He has played for the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers franchises in the tournament.
David Warner’s Big Bash League (BBL) career stats as of September 2021:
- Matches: 11
- Innings: 11
- Runs: 288
- Highest Score: 102*
- Average: 26.18
- 100s/50s: 1/2
- Catches: 4
Here are some of David Warner’s major achievements in his career:
- He has scored over 7,000 runs in both Test and ODI formats combined, with 24 centuries and 48 half-centuries.
- In 2015, he won the Allan Border Medal, the most prestigious individual prize in Australian cricket.
- He was named in the ICC Test Team of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
- He won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2016.
- He has won three IPL titles with Sunrisers Hyderabad and has been a key player for the franchise.
- In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, he was the third-highest run-scorer overall, with 647 runs in 10 innings.
- He has won numerous awards in the Big Bash League, including the BBL Player of the Year in the 2011-12 season and the BBL Player of the Tournament in the 2014-15 season.
- He holds the record for the fastest Test century by an opening batsman, scoring a century off just 69 balls against Pakistan in 2012.
David Warner has received several international honours for his performances in cricket. Here are some of his notable honours:
- Allan Border Medal: 2016, 2017, 2019
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2016
- Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World: 2016
- Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: 2012
- Australian Test Player of the Year: 2016
- Australian ODI Player of the Year: 2016, 2017
- Border-Gavaskar Trophy Player of the Series: 2014/15, 2016/17
- Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade: 2021
These honours reflect his status as one of the leading cricketers of his generation.
David Warner was born on October 27, 1986 in Paddington, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. He is married to Candice Warner and they have three daughters together. Warner is known for his aggressive batting style and is regarded as one of the best opening batsmen in the world. Off the field, he has been involved in various charitable initiatives, including supporting cancer research and helping underprivileged children in South Africa.