Australia batting ace David Warner has set his goals which he wants to achieve before retiring from the longest format of the game. He recently revealed that an Ashes series win in England in 2023 and defeating India on their home soil are the two of the important milestones that the Australian opener is eyeing to reach. David Warner had an incredible ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign where he won the player-of-the-tournament award in Australia’s title triumph and now he wants to achieve a bit more before calling it a day in Test cricket.
David Warner opens up on his goals
Australia have already retained the Ashes with an unassailable 3-0 lead inside 12 days. They will play England in the couple of matches which are left as formality. Warner, who turned 35 in October recently said that he wants to beat India on their home turf. While he also expressed his desire to win the Ashes in 2023 before announcing his retirement.
“We still haven’t beaten India in India. That would be nice to do. And obviously, England away, we had a drawn series (in 2019), but hopefully, if I managed to get that chance and opportunity, I might think about going back,” David Warner was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo’.
David Warner has played 13 and eight Tests across three series in England and two in India, respectively. But he has a poor record in both the countries, averaging 26 and 24 respectively without a century.
Warner would turn 37 by the next Ashes trip to England, but for the left-handed opener age is just a number.
“I think James Anderson sets the benchmark for older guys these days,” he said. We look up to him as we’re getting on in our days. But for me, it’s about performing to the best of my ability and putting runs on the board. I feel in good touch. As I said, I was out of runs not out of form, so hopefully, I can put some more numbers on the board leading into this new year.”
We will have to see how Australia and England performs in the upcoming Test Match of the prestigious Ashes which is set to start on January 5 at Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG).