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Australian David Warner joins Virat Kohli in Elite list, becomes 3rd Player to play 100 games in all 3 formats

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David Warner becomes 3rd player to achieve this rare feat

Australian veteran opener has achieved a rare milestone in T20Is after arriving on the field first T20I between Australia and West Indies. Warner has become the first Australian player to enter history with this feat. He becomes the third player in World to play 100 games in all 3 formats.

India’s Virat Kohli and New Zealand’s Ross Taylor are the only other player who achieved the landmark. Tailor retired from international cricket after playing 112 Tests, 236 OIDs and 102 T20Is, having made his first appearance in 2006.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli made his international cricket debut in 2008 and has played 113 Tests, 292 ODIs and 117 T20Is. His 4037 runs are also the most by any player in the shortest format.

David Warner was named in the playing XI by captain Mitchell Marsh in AUS vs WI 1st T20I. The opening batter also gave a wonderful batting show in the match. The encounter takes place at Bellerive Oval Stadium in Hobart.

David Warner shares record with Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell

Apart from David Warner, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell are the only other Australian cricketers to feature in at least 100 T20Is for Australia. Former skipper Aaron Finch played 103 T20I games during his career. All rounder Glenn Maxwell has played 101 T20Is for Australia so far.

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Australia coach Daniel Vettori hailed David Warner for reaching the milestone during a presentatin ahead of AUS vs WI 1st T20I. Vettori noticed that many players have termed Warner as the greatest three format player for Australia.

“It’s a testament to your skill and your fitness to be able to be here for such an extended period of time. I know that when you retired from Test matches, there was a lot of people outside the group and within the group say that you’re Australia’s greatest three-format player (and) playing your 100th game today is a culmination of that.” Vettori said.

David Warner slams quickfire 36-ball-70 in AUS vs WI 1st T20I

David Warner executed a stunning batting show in AUS vs WI 1st T20I. Opening with Josh Inglis, the left-handed batter hit 70 runs off 36 balls. Striking the ball at 194+, he shattered 12 fours and 1 six during his knock. He also etched an opening stand of 93 runs with Inglis, who added 39 off 25.

Australia posted a mammoth total of 213-7 in the 1st innings against West Indies. Other than Warner and Inglis, Tim David stormed a blistering 17 ball 37 to drive the scoreboad to a gigantic total. Matthew Wade also added 14-ball-21 towards the end.

Andre Russell hunted the most 3 wickets for the team while Alzarri Joseph hunted 2 wickets. The AUS vs WI T20I series will witness three matches. West Indies aim a comeback in the series after facing a humiliating whitewash in the three-match ODI series.

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