David Warner takes time out from Australia

Last updated 19:25 16/05/2014
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TWO-TON: David Warner celebrates his second century on day four of the series-deciding third test against South Africa at Newlands.

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Big-hitting Australian opener David Warner has withdrawn from a tri-series in Zimbabwe citing fatigue and a desire to spend time with his partner before their child is born.

Warner, currently playing in a lucrative Indian Twenty20 tournament, says he's tired after the Ashes sweep of England, a test tour to South Africa and the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, and he's grateful that Cricket Australia suggested he skip the limited-overs series in August against Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The 27-year-old left-hander says in a blog released by Cricket Australia that he and Candice Falzon have a child due in September, "so it's fantastic to be able to have that time off."

Warner said he'd be available for the series against Pakistan in October.

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