David Warner said he had plans to retire from Test cricket in the next twelve months in a radio interview. The Aussie team is as unsettled as ever as it confronts the prospect of ushering in the next generation of players. The 36-year-old might be the first to pull the pin, which would initiate a floodgate of established Test players quitting red-ball cricket.
Usman Khawaja, 35, Nathan Lyon, 35, Mitchell Starc, 32, Josh Hazlewood, 32, and even Steve Smith, 33, are all on their way out, Usman Khawaja being the most prominent. Warner wants to continue playing white-ball cricket and wants to be there at the 2024 and 2024 ODI World Cups. He does not intend to play beyond the next Ashes series in England in 2018. Australia will also have a Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in India in 2023.