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David Warner likely to play in West Indies T20I series

Australia’s selector George Bailey expects David Warner will be available to play in three T20Is against West Indies next month.

David Warner likely to play in West Indies T20I series

David Warner retired from the ODI and Test format last week but is expected to play in the upcoming T20I series in the West Indies tour of Australia in February.

West Indies is scheduled to tour Australia starting next week and will play until the middle of February. The player is also committed to playing in the T20 World Cup in June.

Warner is planning to play in the ILT20 which begins next week just after the conclusion of the BBL match with his franchise to miss the finals which avoids a scheduled clash.

The tournament will be concluded until February 18 but the three T20Is against West Indies start on February 09. It is expected that Warner will miss the T20I series against West Indies to play in the ILT20 2024 edition.

It is noted that he holds a contract and that he would return for the following series against New Zealand which starts on February 21.

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Australia Cricket team (image: CA)

On this occasion, the chairman of the selectors Bailey said that he’s expecting Warner to play against West Indies.

“He’ll be part of those T20 matches at the back end of the summer and in New Zealand as well,” he said.

Bailey has confirmed that CA-contracted players are expected to play for Australia when selected and will not be allowed to play in other leagues at the same time.

“I think that’s the same with all our Australian contracted players. If they’re going to be selected in a squad then they’re available,” Bailey said. “If they’re not then it depends on what sort of domestic cricket responsibilities they have.

“So I think [Warner] had flagged that as potentially one of the reasons why he has made the decision to retire from one-day cricket but we’re still really excited about what he can provide for that T20 team and hoping he can add one more major trophy to his cabinet.”

Bailey and CA’s head of national teams Ben Oliver are charged with making decisions on players granting NOCs and have been consistent in their policy of treating each case differently.

“Every application is different in terms of the circumstances with what cricket they’ve got coming up,” McDonald said.

“It’s getting more cramped. It’s tough. It’s difficult. I think it comes down to each case. Where the player is at within their career. I think every every case should be considered individually and we go from there.”

Australia will be playing their first T20I match against West Indies on February 09 at Blundstone Arena.

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