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David Warner

David Warner is an Australian international cricketer and a former captain of the Australian national team.

A 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.

He plays for New South Wales and the Sydney Thunder in domestic cricket. He served as the Australian vice-captain across Test and ODI formats of the game between 2015 and 2018.

In January 2017, he became the fourth player to win the Allan Border Medal more than once and also win the award in consecutive years.

On 28 September 2017, he played in his 100th ODI and became the first batsman for Australia and 8th batsman overall to score a century in his 100th ODI.

In March 2018, following a preliminary investigation into ball tampering by the Australian team in the third match of their Test series against South Africa, he was suspended, charged with bringing the game into disrepute.

Following a board meeting on 28 March 2018, Cricket Australia banned Warner from all international and domestic cricket in Australia for one year, and from any leadership positions permanently.

In November 2019, Warner scored the second-highest individual score for any Australian Test batsman with 335 not out against Pakistan.

  • Full name: David Andrew Warner
  • Profession: Australian cricketer
  • Born: 27 October 1986 (age 33 years), Paddington, Australia
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Spouse: Candice Warner (m. 2015)
  • Children: Ivy Mae Warner
  • Awards: Allan Border Medal, ICC ODI Team of the Year
  • Nicknames: Lloyd, the Reverend
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About David Warner

David Warner was born on 27 October 1986 in Paddington, a suburb in eastern Sydney, Australia.

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 his mother, Sheila Warner (née Orange), encouraged him to return to batting left-handed and he broke the under-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.

Warner attended Matraville Public School and Randwick Boys High School.