Teams: New South Wales, Delhi Capitals, Australia, Middlesex, Cricket Australia Chairmans XI, Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers, Australians, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Winnipeg Hawks, St Lucia Stars, Sylhet Sixers
David Warner is an Australian cricketer, who bats left-handed at the top of batting order. He plays for New South Wales and the Sydney Thunder in domestic cricket. He is first Australian in 132 years to be drafted into national side without any experience in first-class cricket. The southpaw’s career is marred numerous controversies, from hitting Joe Root in a bar during 2013 ICC Champions Trophy to involved in a ball tampering scandal. Cricket Australia suspended him from all forms of cricket for one year given his involvement in Sandpaper gate scandal and banned to take captaincy role for lifetime.
He made One Day International (ODI) debut against South Africa at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on January 18, 2009. He is the first Australian batsman to score 7 ODI centuries in a calendar year. On 28 September 2017 he score century in his 100th ODI and became the first batsman for Australia and 8th batsman overall to do so. He has accumulated 4343 runs in 106 matches at an average of 43.0 with a strike rate of 96.55, including 14 centuries and 17 fifties.
Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) bought him ahead of 2nd edition of Indian premier league (IPL 2009). In the IPL 2014 players’ auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad bagged him for $880,000 and appointed him as a captain. He became leading run-getter in that season earning the Orange cap but his team failed to qualify for play-offs. He continued to be the captain of SRH in 2015 and lead his team to glory hitting 38 balls 69 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He holds the records for the most runs by an overseas player (4,099), most half-centuries (37) and the highest individual score by a captain (126) in the IPL. In 2017, Warner scored 126 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders to break his previous career high of 109*. This also marked his third century in the IPL. In the various editions of IPL, he has so far played 135 matches, and scored 5014 runs at an average of 43.17 and strike rate of 142.39. Warner has also scored four centuries and 44 fifties, his highest score is 126 runs.
He made T20 International (T20I) debut against South Africa at Melbourne cricket ground on January 11, 2009. He is one of the most successful players in T20I for Australia. Warner and Shane Watson have been the most successful opening pair in T20I history with 1108 runs. They are also the only opening pairs to have scored over 1000 runs in T20Is. Warner is the first Australian and sixth overall to reach 1,500 T20I runs. He has amassed 1792 runs in 70 matches at an average of 26.75 with a strike rate of 140.11, including 13 fifties.
He made Test debut against New Zealand at The Gabba in Brisbane on December 1, 2011. Warner became the first batsman to ever score three centuries at The WACA, with his top 2 scores in Tests both achieved in the same stadium. On 7 November 2015, Warner became only the third batsman in history of Test cricket to score centuries in both innings of a Test match thrice, after Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting. He has amassed 6363 runs in 74 matches at an average of 48.2, including one double hundred, 21 centuries and 29 fifties.