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Warner plans to keep playing until 2024 World Cup

October 22, 2022

Veteran Australia opener David Warner said Friday he plans to still be playing Twenty20 internationals for the 2024 World Cup, but will assess his Test future over the next year.

He told The Sydney Morning Herald he had no plans to call it quits yet, with his immediate focus on Australia’s defence of their T20 world title starting Saturday against New Zealand in Sydney.

“I’ll keep playing T20s. I’ll look to try and get to the 2024 World Cup,” he said, referring to the event being co-hosted by the United States and West Indies. “And I’ve got my goal set on playing next year in the 50-over World Cup (in India).

“So for now we’ll see how much Test cricket I’ve got left in me after this summer coming up and winter away. From there that will make up my mind whether I’ll continue to play Test cricket and all three forms.”

He said fitness was key to his longevity, rather than constantly trying to hone his batting skills.

“I don’t work too much on my skills these days, I work harder on keeping as fit as I can and keeping as agile as I can. They’re the most important things,” he said.

“I think the longevity in the game is an important thing. If you want to play all three forms, you’ve got to remain fit and strong.”

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