battling and feeling pressure Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia’s white-ball team, has made the decision to retire from one-day international cricket. Finch’s farewell game will be the third and final ODI against New Zealand on Sunday. Finch’s surprising choice follows a poor run of runs in the 50-over format this season, with just 26 runs scored in his past seven innings.
The starting batter, who will be 36 in November, will continue to serve as captain of the national T20 team as it gets ready to defend its World Cup crown at home the following month.
On Sunday, Finch will compete in his 146th and last one-day international, ending a stellar career that saw him lead his nation 54 times in the event.
Ricky Ponting (29), David Warner, and Mark Waugh are the only other greats with more centuries for Australia than he has (both 18).
Finch said, “It has been a terrific voyage with some amazing memories.
“I have had the incredible good fortune to play on several outstanding one-day teams. I have also been blessed by all the folks I have played with and the several crew members.
“I appreciate everyone who has contributed to and encouraged my journey to this point,”
Mr. Finch He has participated in 145 ODIs and 92 T20s, with runs totals of 5401 and 2855, respectively. In T20Is, he has two tonnes and 17 half-centuries to his credit.
Finch’s performance so far this season has been a nightmare for the captain, scoring only 26 runs at an average of 3.71 over his previous seven innings while averaging just 13.3 runs per game overall with five ducks.
Aaron has made a significant contribution as the captain of the Australian men’s ODI squad and as a magnificent representative of the 50-over game, said Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley in a statement.
Finch’s last World Cup: Finch will be looking to lift the country to triumph in what is probably his final World Cup. Midway through September, he will visit India for a three-match T20I series. Thus, it seems that Finch set off the countdown timer.
Ashton Agar, Tim David, Pat Cummins (vc), Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner*, and Adam Zampa make up the squad. Additionally, the team will go to India for three T20Is from September 20 to September 26; however, Warner will be replaced by Cameron Green.