Career analysis of David Warner in One Day International

In this article, we’ll talk about Australian left-handed Opener David Warner and analyze his One Day International career in detail.

Australian veteran left-handed aggressive batter David Warner announced his retirement from ODIs on the first day of 2024. He stated that he would focus on T20ls most, and the 2024 World Cup will probably be his last ICC tournament. After announcing his retirement from Test Cricket David has decided his departure from ODI at the start of 2024. He is going to play his farewell test against Pakistan on the 3rd of January. 

David Warner has a very happening career in all three formats. He is the second leading scorer of all time for Australia with over 18000 runs across all the formats. T20 is going to be his longest career, he played his first international game against South Africa on 11 January 2009 which was a T20I. if we talk about the ODI format he made his debut after a week in the same series in 2009 and It took two years for him to enter the red ball format. In this article, we’ll discuss his ODI career in detail to disclose his Wonderful journey in 50 over format. 

ODI Stats 


Career analysis of David Warner in One Day International
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Warner is an aggressive opener who is known for accelerating the inning on the first powerplay and after that, he can rotate the strike throughout the game. He made his ODI debut against South Africa on 18 January 2009 at Melbourn against South Africa where he scored just five runs and was picked by the legendary seamer Dale Styne. He is a one-of-a-kind batter who has a specialty in playing big innings. In his 15-year ODI career he has played i61 ODI games where he scored 6932 runs, he scored these runs with the help of 22 centuries and 33 half-centuries. He was at his peak in ODI format in 2017 where he got the number one ranking in ODI by ICC. 

Matches 161
inning 159
Runs 6932
100 22
50 33
Average 45.30
Strike Rate 97.26
Best 179
Fours 733
Sixes 130


Top five innings 

Career analysis of David Warner in One Day International
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David Warner has played many incredible innings throughout his ODI career which are historical and will be remembered for so long, there are top four innings in which he has proved his potential. 

    • 179 vs Pakistan: on 26th January 2017 David Warner scored his highest score in the White ball format. Australia won the toss against Pakistan and chose to bat in the batting-friendly surface of the Oval. Warner started the inning very well and with Travis Head, he managed to add 284 runs for the first Wicket. Both openers took the on Pakistani bowlers and pushed them in backfoot. Warner scored 179 runs in just 128 balls with a strike rate of 139.84 and he was the first wicket fall for Australia. 
    • 178 vs Afghanistan: In the 2015 World Cup Warner was a young player and scoring 178 runs in a World Cup game gave him a lot of confidence. In that game, Australian Captain Micheal Clark won the toss and chose to bat. David was picked by Shapoor Zadraan in the 38th over after scoring 178 runs in just 133 balls with a strike rate of 133.83. He has scored 19 boundaries and sent the ball out of the boundary five times. With the help of Warner’s inning, Australia managed to score 417 Runs which is the second-highest total in the ODI World Cup. 
  • 173 vs South Africa: In the fifth ODI game of the Tour of South Africa 2016 David Warner has scored fabulous 173 runs against the South African top Bowling line including Dale Styne and Kagiso Rabada. Australia lost the game by 31 runs but Warner’s fighting knock which was built by 24 incredible boundaries made him the player of the match. 
  • 166 vs Bangladesh: He was in great form in the 2019 World Cup where he was just one run short of the Leading scorer Rohit Sharma who also scored a record five centuries in that World Cup. In the league game against Bangladesh when he got the opportunity to bat first on the batting-friendly surface of Nottingham Warner went big and scored 163 runs in 147 balls with fourteen boundaries and five sixes. Australia won the game by 48 runs. 

 World Cups

Career analysis of David Warner in One Day International

David Warner has appeared in three ODI Worlds in his career, two of them in Australia became the champion and Warner’s Contribution in both of the tournaments was very important. Warner was the leading scorer for Australia in the last two World Cups and second in the 2015 edition. Warner has been a consistent performer in every World Cup and after him, Australia will definitely miss him in the next World Cup edition. 

Tournament  innings Runs 100 50 Ave best
ICC World Cup 2015 8 345 1 0 49.28 178
ICC World Cup 2019 10 647 3 3 71.88 166
ICC World Cup 2023 11 535 2 2 48.63 163

Most Favorable Ground 

Warner has scored so many runs all around the world but as usual, every player is more familiar with his home ground than any other. Sydney Cricket Ground is the most favorable Cricket ground for David in this Format where he has played most 18 games and scored 969 runs with an average of 57.00 and a strike rate of 100.00.

If we talk about the most favorable cricket ground for Warner out of Australia then it would be India’s Mchinnaswamy Stadium where he played three ODI games and scored 290 runs with the help of two tons. IPL helped him to play comfortably on Indian pitches that made him score a lot of runs in India or against India. While playing in India he has the second-highest highest matches played after Australia and has the highest Average across the countries where he played almost 10 games including Australia.

Most Favorable team

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Against any team he has played over ten games Pakistan is the team he looked comfortable with while batting. He has played 14 games against the opponent and scored 839 runs with an average of 59.93. He has four triple-digit scores against the Green Army and 179 is the best of them which is also his career-best score. Warner hasn’t played any ODI game in Pakistan which is also the reason for his terrific records against this team. He scored 163 runs against Pakistan in the last ODI World Cup 2023 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.