Australian star opener David Warner has expressed his concern for the fate of Test Cricket. This is because of the scene where the emerging talents are focused on “short cricket formats” as they have more audience and lucrative prizes along with a growing craze, all over the world.
Warner, who has been a part of 101 Test matches, and more than 200 limited-over international matches, said he has always tried to impress the younger generation, just like Sydney’s talent Oliver Davies, about the importance of the longest format of the game.
“I was speaking to (Davies) the other day. He likes playing white-ball cricket, I can’t see him playing red-ball cricket any time soon,” Warner told reporters.
“If he wants to put his mind to it, he can definitely play.”
He further added “But I’ve got a little bit of scaredness about what’s going to happen in the next five to 10 years, where cricket is actually heading.
“I’d love for guys coming through to play red-ball cricket and play Test cricket because that’s the legacy that you should want to leave behind.”
Many Australian cricketers have entangled lucrative careers in the global T20 Cricket arena without playing with the dead rubber. Some famous players include Tin David, Chris Lynn and Marcus Stoinis.
Warner also said that those players were the exception and that most of the cricketers would have been better at upgrading their values in Test Cricket.
“There’s only been a small minority of people who have been able to do that and have a long career (without Tests),” said the 36-year-old.
“Guys see the short term at the moment with all the leagues and stuff around.
“The best way to get value for your currency is actually making a name for yourself.”