Australia opener David Warner will be playing his first Big Bash League (BBL) match in more than 3300 days or almost 10 years as he gets ready to take the field for Sydney Thunder in Match No. 39 of BBL 2022-23 against the Perth Scorchers at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Friday (January 13). Warner signaled his strong intent to bat on in the national T20 team until the 2024 World Cup ‘if selected’ ensuring he’ll be a fixture in the tournament for some time to come.
“Yeah, definitely, we’ve moved on from that,” Warner said on Thursday when asked if he’d put his captaincy fight behind him. “I’ve signed for this year and next year (in the BBL). I’ve got my sights set on the 2024 (T20) World Cup as well in the Americas. That would be nice to top it off with a win, pending selection.”
Warner blasted an unbeaten 102 off just 50 balls against a Melbourne Stars attack including the late Shane Warne in the competition’s second ever BBL game in 2011. Defending champions Scorchers are at the top of the table with 7 wins in 9 matches this season with Sydney Thunder Still in Playoffs contention in 4th place with 10 points in 9 matches.
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers BBL-12 Match No. 39 Details
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Date & Time: January 13, 1pm IST onwards