David Warner (cricketer)

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David Warner
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Personal information
Full name David Andrew Warner
Born (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986 (age 28)
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Batting style Left hand bat
Bowling style Right arm leg break
Right arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 426) 1 December 2011 v New Zealand
Last Test 10 January 2015 v India
ODI debut (cap 170) 18 January 2009 v South Africa
Last ODI 29 March 2015 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 31
T20I debut (cap 32) 11 January 2009 v South Africa
Last T20I 9 November 2014 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present New South Wales
2009 Durham
2009–2013 Delhi Daredevils
2010 Middlesex Panthers
2011–2012 Sydney Thunder
2012–2013 Sydney Sixers
2013–present Sydney Thunder
2014– present Sunrisers Hyderabad
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 36 61 52 54
Runs scored 3,133 2,002 1,444 4,641
Batting average 48.20 34.51 29.46 50.44
100s/50s 12/13 4/10 0/11 17/18
Top score 180 178 90* 211
Balls bowled 300 6 0 541
Wickets 4 0 0 6
Bowling average 56.75 - - 66.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/45 - - 2/45
Catches/stumpings 27/0 17/0 29/0 36/0
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 20 January 2015

David Andrew Warner (born 27 October 1986) is an Australian cricketer. A quick-scoring left-handed opening batsman, Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.[2] He currently plays for New South Wales, the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Sydney Thunder.[3]

Early life[edit]

David Andrew Warner was born at Paddington, a suburb in eastern Sydney, New South Wales.[4] At the age of 13 he was asked by his coach to switch to right-handed batting because he kept hitting the ball in the air. However one season later his mother, Sheila Warner (née Orange), encouraged him to return to batting left-handed and he broke the U/16's run scoring record for the Sydney Coastal Cricket Club. He then made his first grade debut for the Eastern Suburbs club at the age of 15 and later toured Sri Lanka with the Australian under-19s and earned a rookie contract with the state team.[5]

Warner attended Matraville Public School and Randwick Boys High School.[6]


Warner is known for favouring the aerial route with his aggressive left-handed batting style, and ability to switch hit, using the back of his bat or by taking a right-handed stance. He is an athletic fielder and also a part-time spin bowler. His bowling style is unique in that he mixes off-spin bowling with his more usual leg-spin bowling. At just 170cms Warner generates his power from strong forearms and uses his low centre of gravity to get underneath deliveries and hit them high in the air. In a Twenty20 match for New South Wales in 2009, he hooked a six off Shaun Tait that landed on the roof of the Adelaide Oval, only a month after hooking the same bowler 20 rows back at the SCG.[7]

Warner's breakthrough innings for the New South Wales Blues came against Tasmania when he smashed 165* to record the highest one day score by a Blues player ever.[8] Warner later backed this up with a 54-ball 97 also against Tasmania to narrowly miss the record for the fastest ever century in Australian domestic cricket.[9]

Warner on his T20 International debut

This introduction to the domestic scene led to Warner being included in Australia's Twenty20 squad in January 2009.[10] Warner made his international debut for Australia in a Twenty20 International against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 11 January 2009. Warner’s international career started in 2009 with a bit of history – he was the first man to represent Australia without a first-class match to his name since 1877.[11] He made an immediate impact, scoring 89 off 43 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes, including the then second-fastest fifty in Twenty20 International history.[12] Warner was just 11 runs short of becoming only the second player after Chris Gayle to score a Twenty20 International century. His 89 was the second highest score on Twenty20 international debut; and the equal fifth highest score ever in Twenty20 internationals.[13] On 23 February 2010, playing a Twenty20 international against the West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground, he made a stunning 67 off just 29 balls. His 50 coming in at just 18 balls, breaking his old record of 19 and it became the second fastest 50 in Twenty20 International history after Yuvraj Singh.[14]

Warner finally made his first-class debut playing for New South Wales against Western Australia in the final match of the 2008–09 Sheffield Shield competition at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 5–8 March 2009. Batting only once and coming in at number six in the batting order, Warner scored 42 runs off 48 deliveries.[15]

On 7 October 2011, Warner became the first cricketer to score consecutive Twenty20 hundreds, when he followed up an unbeaten 135 against Chennai Super Kings with an unbeaten 123 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both matches were in the Champions League.[16]

He made his Test debut on 1 December 2011 against New Zealand at Brisbane, Queensland in the first Test of the Trans-Tasman Trophy due to an injury to Shane Watson. He made a disappointing 3 runs in the first innings. In the second innings he scored 12 not out off just 4 balls, scoring the winning runs with a pull shot through mid on.

Warner scored his first test hundred on 12 December 2011 in Australia's unsuccessful run chase against New Zealand in Hobart. Warner made 123 not out in his side's second innings total of 233. In doing so he became just the sixth person to carry his bat through the fourth innings of a test match.[17] Warner bowls a Right Arm Leg-Break and on his first delivery in Test Match Cricket, the ball was dropped in the outfield denying Warner a maiden Test Match Wicket.

On 13 January 2012, in only his fifth test match, Warner scored a 69-ball century against India at the WACA. At the time, this equalled West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the fourth fastest test century of all time, in terms of balls faced.[18] He ultimately built his innings to a score of 180 from 159 balls, setting a new personal high score in test match cricket.

Warner scored 163 off 157 balls at the Gabba on 4 March 2012 in the first final of the CB Series against Sri Lanka. He batted until the last ball of the innings. It was his first ODI hundred for Australia. He followed it up with 100 and 48 in the other two finals at the Adelaide Oval. Warner's aggregate of 311 runs was the highest ever for the finals of a tri-series tournament in Australia, surpassing Greg Chappell's 266 runs in 1981.[19]

While playing for New South Wales, Warner broke the record for the highest Australian one-day domestic score. His score of 197 came off just 141 balls and included 20 fours and 10 sixes, surpassing Jimmy Maher's previous record of 187.[20]

During ICC World Cup 2015, Warner started the World Cup decently by scoring 22 against England and 34 against New Zealand. But in their fourth match against Afghanistan, he scored 178 runs off 133 balls, which became his highest score in ODIs, helped Australia to score the highest team total in any World Cup and the highest in Australia.

Indian Premier League[edit]

Warner was signed by IPL team Delhi Daredevils for the 2009–10 seasons.[21] During the 2009 tournament which was played in South Africa, Warner played seven games, scoring 163 runs at an average of 23.28 and with a strike-rate of 123.48. His top score was 51.[22]

In the fourth season, Warner was contracted by Delhi Daredevils for US$750,000. In the fifth season he made a century in 54 balls. Following the IPL 2014 auction, he was contracted by Sunrisers Hyderabad for USD 880,000.[23] In 2015, he was appointed captain of the Sunrisers for IPL 2015.[citation needed]

KFC Big Bash[edit]

Warner made a record in KFC Big Bash by completing his half century in 18 balls against Tasmania. The earlier record was held by George Bailey, who completed his half century in 19 balls.

In the first season of the newly re-vamped Big Bash League, Warner was named as Captain for the Sydney Thunder and in his first match for the Thunder scored 102 not out off just 51 balls with a strike rate of 200 runs per 100 balls and set the record for the most career sixes in the KFC Big Bash League with 38, previously held by David Hussey.

English County Cricket 2009[edit]

Warner has played for English County Champions Durham for the English cricket domestic season.[24]


Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has called for a yellow-card and red-card system to be introduced to international cricket to curb Warner's "thuggish" on-field behaviour, stating that Warner was "the most juvenile cricketer I have seen on a cricket field".[25]

On 12 June 2013, Warner was dropped for Australia's second match in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand following an attack on an England cricketer.[26] It later emerged that this player was Joe Root. The event happened hours after Saturday's loss to England at Edgbaston earlier that day.[27] According to the sports journalist Pat Murphy, the incident took place at 2am at the Walkabout bar in the centre of Birmingham, UK. On 13 June 2013, the Australian Cricket Team announced that Warner was to be fined £7,000 (AU $11,500) and would not play for his country until the first Ashes' test on 10 July 2013. Warner subsequently missed the rest of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the tour matches against Somerset and Worcestershire.[28]

Warner attracted further controversy soon after. On 27 July 2013, whilst playing for Australia A against South Africa A in Pretoria he was involved in an on-field altercation with South Africa A wicket-keeper Thami Tsolekile. This was deemed serious enough for the umpires to step in twice, however no formal complaints were made and Warner tweeted later in the day describing it as "friendly banter". Despite this, writers called into question his return to the Australia squad for the third Ashes test against England, which seemed likely after scoring 193 in the first innings of this match.[29] He was eventually forgiven and was recalled but caused huge hilarity when he 'hooked another one to Root' as he put it himself, as he was caught on the boundary by Root.

International Centuries[edit]

Test Centuries[edit]

David Warner's Test centuries
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 123* 2  New Zealand Australia Hobart, Australia Bellerive Oval 2011 Lost
2 180 5  India Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2012 Won
3 119 11  South Africa Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2012 Drawn
4 124 23  England Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2013 Won
5 112 25  England Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2013 Won
6 115 28  South Africa South Africa Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2014 Won
7 135 30  South Africa South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground 2014 Won
8 145  South Africa South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Cricket Ground 2014
9 133 31  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai International Cricket Stadium 2014 Lost
10 145 33  India Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2014 Won
11 102  India Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2014
12 101 36  India Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2015 Drawn
  • Warner's maiden Test century in Hobart against New Zealand in December 2011 marked only the 48th time in test cricket that an opening batsman has carried his bat (remaining not out) at the end of his team's innings.
  • Warner's century at the WACA in 2012, scored in 69 deliveries, is the fastest Test century by an opening batsman, and equalled the innings of Shivnarine Chanderpaul as the fourth fastest Test century.

One Day International Centuries[edit]

David Warner's One Day International centuries
Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 163 19  Sri Lanka Australia Brisbane, Australia The Gabba 2012 Won
2 100 20  Sri Lanka Australia Adelaide, Australia Adelaide Oval 2012 Lost
3 127 51  England Australia Sydney, Australia Sydney Cricket Ground 2015 Won
4 178 57  Afghanistan Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2015 Won


Test Awards[edit]

Player of the Series Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  South Africa Match 3: Newlands, Cape Town Feb/Mar 2014 Runs: 543 (626 balls: 59×4, 8x6), Ave – 90.50, SR – 86.74
Field: 5–0–13–0, 2 catches
Won; 2–1 [30]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  New Zealand Bellerive Oval, Hobart 9–12 December 2011 1st Innings: DNB; 15 (30 balls: 1×4)
2nd Innings: DNB; 123* (170 balls: 14x4)
Lost [31]
2  India WACA, Perth 13–15 January 2012 1st Innings: DNB, 1 catch; 180 (159 balls: 20×4, 5x6)
2nd Innings: DNB
Won [32]
3  South Africa Newlands, Cape Town 1–5 March 2014 1st Innings: 135 (152 balls: 12×4, 1x6); DNB, 1 catch
2nd Innings: 145 (156 balls: 13×4, 4x6); DNB
Won [33]

ODI Awards[edit]

ODI Man of the Match[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  India SCG, Sydney 26 February 2012 68 (66 balls: 7x4); DNB, 1 run-out Won [34]
2  Sri Lanka Gabba, Brisbane 4 March 2012 163 (157 balls: 13x4, 2x6); DNB Won [35]
3  England SCG, Sydney 19 January 2014 DNB, 1 run-out; 71 (70 balls: 7x4, 2x6) Won [36]
4  Afghanistan WACA, Perth 4 March 2015 178 (133 balls: 19x4, 5x6); DNB, 1 catch Won [37]

Twenty20 International Awards[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  West Indies SCG, Sydney 23 February 2010 DNB, 2 catches; 67 (29 balls: 5x4, 7x6) Won [38]
2  India Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados 7 May 2010 72 (42 balls: 2x4, 7x6); DNB, 1 catch Won [39]
3  Pakistan Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 10 September 2012 59 (34 balls: 1x4, 6x6); DNB Won [40]
4  Sri Lanka Stadium Australia, Sydney 26 January 2013 90* (62 balls: 5x4, 3x6); DNB Lost [41]

Non-international centuries[edit]

Twenty20 centuries[edit]

Twenty20 Centuries of David Warner
# Runs Balls 4s 6s For Against Venue Year
1 107* 69 9 5 Delhi Daredevils Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi 2010
2 135* 69 11 8 New South Wales Blues Chennai Super Kings Chennai 2011
3 123* 68 6 11 New South Wales Blues Royal Challengers Bangalore Bangalore 2011
4 102* 51 6 6 Sydney Thunder Melbourne Stars Melbourne 2011
5 109* 54 10 7 Delhi Daredevils Deccan Chargers Hyderabad 2012

Career best performances[edit]

Score Fixture Venue Season
Test 180 Australia v India WACA, Perth 2012[42]
ODI 178 Australia v Afghanistan WACA, Perth 2015[43]
T20I 90* Australia v Sri Lanka Stadium Australia, Sydney 2013[44]
FC 211 Zimbabwe XI v Australia A Harare Sports Club, Harare 2011[45]
LA 197 Victoria v New South Wales North Sydney Oval, Sydney 2013[46]
T20 135* Chennai Super Kings v New South Wales M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2011[47]

Personal life[edit]

Warner is in a relationship with Australian ironwoman Candice Falzon.[48] They had their first child on 11 September 2014, a daughter named Ivy Mae Warner. [49]


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