After announcing his retirement from ODI cricket last year, one of Australia’s best limited-overs batsmen and world cup-winning captain, Aaron Finch announced his retirement from international cricket. Understanding the needs of the team and making way for youngsters, Aaron Finch stepped down from his position as the captain bidding adieu to the shortest format. He was well aware he wouldn’t be a part of Australia’s squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup and hence decided to go ahead with the decision.

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Aaron Finch guided Australia to their first-ever T20 World Cup title in 2021. However, the team couldn’t get past the group stage in the 2022 T20 World Cup where they were the hosts. During the last few years, Finch’s form had been a bit inconsistent and the younger players were doing good. Finch was a white-ball cricket superstar for the majority of his career playing at the highest level and was considered in 2020 for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award.

Now is the right moment to step down: Aaron Finch

Highlights of Aaron Finch’s Career as a T20 Player and a Captain
Aaron Finch

Announcing his retirement in a press conference he said, “Realising that I won’t be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment to step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career. To be able to represent Australia for 12 years and play with and against some of the greatest players of all time has been an incredible honour.”

After Aaron Finch gave up his ODI captaincy, Pat Cummins was named as the captain. It is however difficult for the fast bowler to play all 3 formats regularly. Cricket Australia is yet to make an announcement regarding the new T20I captain.

Here are major highlights of Australia’s most successful T20I captain:

  • Two T20I centuries.
  • Australia’s only T20 World Cup-winning captain (2021).
  • Highest run-scorer for Australia in T20Is with 3,120 runs.
  • Highest individual score by an individual in T20Is, 172 runs vs Zimbabwe.
  • Longest serving T20I captain for Australia (76 games).
  • 223 runs opening partnership with Darcy Short in a T20I vs Zimbabwe.
  • 6th most innings before getting out on zero (43).
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