Perth: After his blistering 180 runs knock against India at Perth on Saturday, David Warner's stakes seemed to have increased as the burly opener may soon join the coveted 'Millionaire Club' along with illustrious seniors like Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting.

Incidentally, Warner was omitted from CA's 25-man contract list in April because he was deemed a Twenty20 specialist who was unlikely to progress any further.

Warner is expected to zoom into the top five players who are guaranteed at least 1.5 million a year.

"Warner earned a base contract of about 160,000 by playing three One-Day internationals, four T20s and making his Test debut against New Zealand. But his next base contract is expected to be more than seven times that amount," stated a newspaper.

"From being rated outside the top 25, he is expected to zoom into the top five players who are guaranteed at least 1.5 million a year when the contracts are reviewed at the end of this season," the paper wrote.

(Agencies)