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Australia limited overs captain Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from ODI cricket. The ODI match against New Zealand will be his last match and the batter will not play the 50-Over game after that.
Finch was not in good touch in ODIs. He was struggling with his bat and he managed to get only 26 runs in his last 7 innings.
The Aussie had a press conference and while announcing his retirement he said, “It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories. I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of some brilliant one-day sides. Equally, I have been blessed by all those I have played with and the many people behind the scenes.
He further added, “It is time now to give a new leader the best possible opportunity to prepare for and win the next World Cup. I thank all of those who have helped and supported my journey to this point.”
However, Finch will captain Australia in the forthcoming T20 World Cup which will be played in Australia only. Last year when the T20 World Cup was organised, Australia lifted the T20 trophy for the first time under the leadership of Finch.
The CEO of cricket Australia Nick Hockley also talked about Finch and said,”On behalf of Australian Cricket, I would like to congratulate Aaron on his vast contribution as captain of the Australian Men’s ODI team and as a wonderful exponent of the 50-over format.”
Hockley also talked about the upcoming T20 World Cup and said, “I’m delighted Aaron will lead the Australian team into the forthcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup where his leadership, experience and tactical nous will be integral to the defence of our T20 World Cup title on home soil.”