Australia opening batter David Warner has joined legendary captain Ricky Ponting in an elite list by becoming just the second Australian to score over 1500 runs in ODI World Cups. Warner reached the landmark during Australia’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 semi-final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Warner became just the sixth batter in ODI World Cup history to go past the 1500-run threshold. He joins Sachin Tendulkar (2278 runs), Ponting (1743 runs), Virat Kohli (1741 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (1532 runs) and Rohit Sharma (1528 runs) in this elite list.

Warner was a crucial part of the Australian team that lifted the ODI World Cup trophy in 2015.

The left-handed opener has hit six centuries and five half-centuries in the competition. In fact, Only Rohit has scored more hundreds in Warner in the history of ODI World Cups, with the Australian tied with Tendulkar in second place (6 centuries each).

Warner has been a stalwart for Australia in ODI World Cups, scoring over 1500 runs in 28 innings, averaging close to 60 while striking at over 100. With this knock, Warner also became the first Australia batter to cross the 500-run mark in the ongoing World Cup. He became just the seventh batter after Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Rohit Sharma and Shreyas Iyer to achieve the feat in this World Cup.
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