“Fittest ever” David Warner reveals his ultimate goal, the 2023 ICC World Cup

Warner also talked about retiring from T20 format after 2021 T20 World Cup in India.

David Warner won the 2015 World Cup at home with Australian teamAustralian opener David Warner, who had recently been entertaining his followers on social media with dances and funny videos; recently revealed his ultimate goal of playing the ICC World Cup 2023 in India.

Australia potentially faces a heavy schedule once international cricket resumes, with male players returning to training next week at the end of their annual leave period. Hopes are growing for Australia's summer schedule as the lockdown eases, while the international calendar will be reshaped by the influence of COVID-19.

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"In the last three years, I'll have had almost two years off, depending on when we play cricket again. The longevity in your body helps. The get ups of training and playing get harder as you get older but I haven't felt any fitter in my career than I do now,” Warner said about his fitness.

"As the legs get older time will tell. At the moment I'm feeling as fit as a fiddle and if I can keep running between wickets as well as I have done, who knows. That (2023 ODI) World Cup is the ultimate goal," he added.

David Warner may retire from T20Is after 2021 T20 World Cup in India | GettyAustralia is garnering hopes of hosting a T20 World Cup, a Test against Afghanistan and the marquee Test series against Virat Kohli's India side, while white-ball games against India (home) and New Zealand (home and away) are also on the ICC's Future Tour Programme for this summer.

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However, the left-handed opener also revealed that he might step down from T20 format to prolong his Test career after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in India to let CA blood in new faces with the future in mind.

"There's back-to-back Twenty20 World Cups, and I started my career with Twenty20 cricket, and I think it's important we've got younger kids coming through and they get a sniff and a chance of playing at this level as well. We're seeing a lot of guys and talent coming through Australian cricket (and) I think it's important we're leaving those opportunities open there,” he said.

David Warner would be 36 at the next one-day World Cup in 2023.

(cricket.com.au inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 12 May, 2020

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