Did David Warner play his last IPL match? Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke share opinions

David Warner

Former Australia captains Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke share their thoughts on veteran opener David Warner’s future in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke declared that David Warner would be picked in the upcoming IPL mega auction.

David Warner failed to make an impact for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing tournament. The left-handed batsman scored 168 runs in eight matches at a disappointing average of 21 and a strike rate of 134.40. He managed scores of 18, 10, 8, 1 and 1 in his last five innings.

Delhi Capitals are virtually eliminated from the T20 tournament. Rishabh Pant’s team is fifth in the table with 14 points from as many matches. The DC team registered a 19-run win in their last match of the league phase against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

David Warner had a bad year – Aaron Finch

Speaking on ESPNCricinfo, Aaron Finch said that David Warner will be chosen in the IPL 2025 mega auction, considering his valuable experience. Finch stated that Warner’s experience could still be beneficial for teams despite poor outings in IPL 2024.

“With a big auction at the end of the year, I suspect there will be a team who would love to have his experience there, either in their first eleven plans or simply as a replacement and someone to help develop the younger players in the group “So I wouldn’t say it’s his last IPL match, but he had a bad year,” Finch said.

David Warner scored 6565 in 184 IPL matches at an impressive average of 40.52 and strike rate of 139.77. He reached 62 fifty-four centuries, with a best score of 126. Warner is the third highest scoring player in IPL history, behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.

They will pick it up at the auction – Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke expressed confidence that David Warner would be selected in the auction. However, Clarke stated that Warner will receive less money than before due to his recent performance.

“I think he’ll be picked up at the auction. He may not get the money he’s used to. I think that’s probably going to be the difference. He’s at that stage of his career too. When you’re not performing at your best, you probably can’t expect the same money, so I’m sure it will come up at auction again and I would be very surprised if it doesn’t get picked up,” Clarke said.

The 37-year-old will retire from international cricket after the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States. The veteran batsman retired from Tests and ODIs earlier this year. He is expected to play in franchised leagues around the world after his retirement.

David Warner won the T20 World Cup in the 2021 edition. The Australian team was eliminated from the group stage in the last edition of the ICC tournament at home. Warner hopes to end his career with a title win in his final outing for Australia.

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