The Roar
The Roar


Australia announce Third Test squad: Warner to have familiar faces by his side for SCG farewell

Autoplay in... 6 (Cancel)
Up Next No more videos! Playlist is empty -
30th December, 2023
2824 Reads

David Warner will be surrounded by familiar faces for his farewell to Test cricket with the Australian squad unchanged for Wednesday’s series finale against Pakistan at the SCG.

Warner will bring down the curtain on his illustrious Test career a short drive from where he grew up in Sydney’s east after controversially nominating this match as his preferred end point back in May.

His form has been well down for the past couple of years but he guaranteed his Sydney sign-off with a swashbuckling century at Perth in the First Test against Pakistan.

With the Australian selectors naming the same 13-man squad which accounted for Pakistan at the MCG, it looks like the home side will field the same 11-man line-up in all three Tests of the series.

Warner will be replaced at the top of the order for the two-Test home series against the West Indies next month by all-rounder Cameron Green or a specialist opener in Cameron Bancroft, Matt Renshaw or Marcus Harris with coach Andrew McDonald confirming they were the only options the selectors are considering.

Chief selector George Bailey said the Australian team were determined to send Warner into retirement on a winning note.

“We look forward to celebrating David Warner’s final Test match and his incredible career at his home ground,” he said.


Australia Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (vc), Travis Head (vc), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.