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David Warner Played His Last IPL Match? Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke Share Their Opinions

Former Australian captains Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke share their thoughts on veteran opener David Warner’s future in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Aaron Finch and Michael Clarke stated that David Warner would be picked in the upcoming IPL mega auction.

David Warner failed to make an impact for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the ongoing tournament. The left-handed batsman scored 168 runs in eight games at a disappointing average of 21 and a strike rate of 134.40. In his last five innings he scored scores of 18, 10, 8, 1 and 1.

Delhi Capitals are virtually eliminated from the T20 tournament. The Rishabh Pant-led team is at the fifth position in the table with 14 points from as many games. The DC team registered a 19-run win in their last league game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

David Warner had a bad year – Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch said on ESPNCricinfo that David Warner will be selected for the IPL 2025 mega auction due to his valuable experience. Finch stated that Warner’s experience could still be an asset to the teams despite poor performances in IPL 2024.

“With a big auction coming up later in the year, I suspect there will be a team out there who would like to have their experience there, whether in their first XI plans or whether it’s just as a backup and someone else. “to encourage the younger players in the group. So I wouldn’t say it’s his last IPL game, but he’s had a bad year.” Finch said.

David Warner scored 6565 points in 184 IPL games at an impressive average of 40.52 and a strike rate of 139.77. He hit 62 fifties and four centuries with a best score of 126. Warner is the third highest run-getter in IPL history, behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan.

He will be picked up at the auction – Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke expressed confidence that David Warner would be chosen for the auction. However, Clarke explained that Warner will be paid less money than before due to his recent performance.

“I think it will be picked up at the auction. He may just not be getting the money he’s used to. I think that will probably make the difference. He is also in this phase of his career. If you don’t perform at your absolute best, you probably can’t expect the same money. So I’m sure it’ll be back in the auction and I’d be very surprised if it didn’t get picked up. Clarke said.

The 37-year-old is expected to retire from international cricket after the upcoming T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA. The veteran batsman retired from Tests and ODIs earlier this year. He is expected to play in franchise leagues around the world after his retirement.

David Warner won the T20 World Cup in the 2021 edition. The Australian team was eliminated in the group stage in the last edition of the ICC home tournament. Warner hopes to end his career with a title victory in his final appearance for Australia.

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