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Star Australia batsman David Warner says he may turn down a lucrative IPL deal in the future to concentrate on Test cricket.
Warner is currently starring with the bat for the Australian Test side and says he’ll weigh up his IPL future.
“I started off playing Twenty20 and it was fantastic — I still love playing for my country in that format,” he wrote in the Herald Sun.
“But in the future I may need to weigh up my options and at the very least, consider how much longer I play in the IPL for.”
Warner says that he’ll play in the IPL this year, but hinted that he would skip the tournament in the future in order to get his body right for the rigorous Test calendar.
“We’ve got a long 18 months ahead and I need to have a clear mind about where I want to go for the next five years right through to the end of my career,” Warner wrote.
“My forearm and thumb are both really sore leading into this Test, not that there’s anything courageous about me taking the field.
“But it’s more mental tiredness that I’m worried about. I’ve felt it before and I don’t want to burn out.”
Warner was purchased for USD$880,000 by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2014 IPL auction.