One of the most well-respected and talented batters of all-time, David Warner, is all set to retire from Tests and ODIs after the 3rd Test match between Australia and Pakistan from 3rd January 2024.
David Warner has been one of the most consistent and aggressive batters of our generation and has redefined the way, Test cricket is played. The likes of Virender Sehwag, David Warner and Rishabh Pant are all aggressive batters in this format and have left a lasting impression on all the viewers and lovers of this sport.
Warner has however made it clear that he might stage a comeback in the ODI format during the ICC Champions Trophy 2025. He is open to selection for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, which will be taking place in USA and West Indies.
In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why David Warner can score a century in his final Test game versus Pakistan:
1. David Warner is in good form
The swashbuckling opener smashed a scintillating knock in the 1st Test match between these two sides and put a lid on the mouth of all his naysayers. An epitome of class and consistency, Warner scored 164 runs at the Optus Stadium in Perth.
His good form can be one of the main reasons why he can score a century at his home ground in Sydney against Shan Masoon and co.
2. Mindset is very sharp and aggressive
David Warner has a solid mindset. His fearlessness and courageousness make him stand-out among the crowd. At a time when openers go slow and play with a less strike-rate, Warner plays an aggressive brand of cricket and gives pressure back to the opposition bowlers.
This has not only made life easy for him as an opener but has also made the new ball old and helps the middle-order batters of Australia. We can expect the same fearlessness to float during the 3rd Test from the legendary opening batter.
3. Incredible record in this format
David Warner has played 111 Tests so far and has amassed 8695 runs, with a stupendous average of 44.6. He is easily one of the best southpaws, to have ever played for the Ozzies. He also has a good strike-rate of 70.3 and this makes him a special player.
His fondness for this format and his urge to perform well will help Warner score well and make his side, win the game from 3rd January 2024.