David Warner Becomes First Australian To Make 100 Appearances In All Formats

Feb 9, 2024

Veteran opener David Warner became the first Australian player to play 100 matches in all formats of cricket after being included in Australia's playing XI for the first T20I against West Indies on Friday. Warner made his 100th T20 appearance, joining former captain Aaron Finch (103) and star all-rounder Glenn Maxwell (100) and becoming the third Australian player to achieve the feat. Overall, Warner joins the elite company of India's batting legend Virat Kohli and New Zealand's Ross Taylor and becomes the third man to represent his country a hundred times across all formats.

Talking about the match, in the first T20 match of the three-match series against Australia at Bellerive Oval, West Indies captain Rovman Powell won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Warner is leading the Baggy Greens as captain Mitchell Marsh has contracted Covid, however, he will play the match.

“We were also going to bowl first,” Warner said at the time of the toss. “The wicket looks good. Normally in the first six, you can give yourself some time. There are some changes with the wind, and on one side a A bit big. Mitch took his mask off today. He's back after recovery. Had the game been tomorrow he wouldn't have played. No Spencer Johnson or Aaron Hardie, but it's still the last T20I played by Australia There are six changes from.”

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Sean Abbott, Adam Zampa, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood.

West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder.

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