David Warner Sunday passed Mohamed Rizwan to become the seventh highest run-getter in T20I cricket. Warner scored 22 off 19 deliveries in the second T20I between Australia and West Indies to take his T20I run tally to 2986 runs in 101 innings. He recently became the first Australian to play 100 or more matches in all three formats and has now surpassed Mohammad Rizwan in the run tally in T20Is.
David Warner is now just 14 runs away from the 3000-run mark in the T20I format and becomes the first Australian to score 3000 runs or more in all three formats of the game. He scored 70 off 36 in the first T20I against the West Indies. Notably, it was his 100th T20I match and what makes it even more memorable is the fact that he now has the rare feat of being the only player to have played more than fifty knocks in his 100th appearance in Test, ODI and T20I.
Mohammad Rizwan scored 2981 runs in 78 T20I innings at an astonishing average of 48.87, while David Warner amassed 2986 runs in 101 T20I innings at an average of 33.18. Mohammad Rizwan has smashed 26 half-centuries and a century in the shortest format, while David Warner has smashed 25 half-centuries and a century in T20Is.
David Warner recently retired from Test and ODI after the three-match series against Pakistan concluded last month and is now aiming to participate in the T20 World Cup which is scheduled for June this year. Warner has been one of the best openers in the shortest format and is a valuable asset for the Australians in the top order.
David Warner scored a half-century in the T20 World Cup final in 2021
David Warner was the Player of the Series in Australia’s first T20 World Cup-winning campaign in 2021, where he scored 289 runs in six innings at an average of 48.17, including three half-centuries in the tournament. He is expected to show a similar performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, where Australia will attempt to win the tournament and become the first nation to be crowned World Champions in all three formats at the same time.
David Warner has a chance to complete his 3000 runs in T20Is in the third T20I against the West Indies to be played in Perth. Australia has already won the series and is looking to whitewash the West Indies 3-0 in the series. Australia also whitewashed the West Indies in the ODI series after drawing 1-1 in the Test series. Australia won the first two T20Is of the series in Hobart and Adelaide respectively. The third T20I is scheduled for Perth on Tuesday, February 13.
Australia had a fantastic 2023 in which they won two consecutive ICC events, the ICC World Test Championship and the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. They are now aiming to win the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 and win their second T20 World Cup. title it previously won in 2021. The T20 World Cup will be jointly hosted by the West Indies and the United States.