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The Australian opener David Warner is nearing the end of his cricketing career and is determined to end it on a high as Australia begin their T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies. After having retired from Test and ODI cricket, Warner, who plays only the shortest format of the game is expected to play in his final T20 World Cup.

However, he has not completely ruled out the possibility of making a return with the Champions Trophy, scheduled to be played in 2025 in Pakistan, the veteran have although dropped a bold reply. The Aussie opener believes that he will be available if the team requires him in the Champions Trophy, but on the other hand, he also added that "they may not need him”.

“Being part of that potential history, you only sit back and reflect on those things when you’re completely done and dusted. I did an interview with the ICC recently asking me about it and all the tournament I’ve been a part of, and I can’t remember them all, but it’s been great,” Warner said as quoted by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Although Warner continued to speak that it might not be an end for him with the Champions Trophy coming ahead, he gave a bold answer and said, “They may not need me.”

Warner boasts of Australia “fearless” approach in T20 World Cup 2024

Australia, who will be led by Mitchell Marsh in the T20 World Cup 2024, will aim to become the first team in the history to hold three ICC trophies after having won the World Test Championship and the ODI World Cup. As they enter tournament with their “fearless” approach, Warner even highlighted on the team’s go to formula in such crucial clashes. 

“We’ve always played fearless and I think that’s why we’ve been so successful over the last few years. We don’t care about our spot in a team, we just care about doing the best that we can, and making sure that whatever we’re doing, we’re trying to be that match winner,” he said.

“And the fortunate thing is that we’ve got so many of them. One might come off one day, the next day someone else will come off. So we just know that one person in that top six, if they can get anywhere between 60 to 80 runs at a good strike rate, we know we’re always going to post a good total. It’s the same with the new ball,” he further added. 

Australia are placed in Group B alongside England, Namibia, Scotland and Oman in the T20 World Cup 2024. They will begin their campaign against Oman on June 6 (IST) at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.