Following the final game of the current series against New Zealand on Sunday, Australian star Aaron Finch will stop playing one-day international cricket. The 35-year-old will continue to captain the T20I team and compete in the T20 World Cup in October.
Finch said in his announcement, “It has been a tremendous voyage with some incredible memories. “I have been blessed by all those I have played with and the many individuals behind the scenes. I have also been tremendously lucky to be a member of some fantastic one-day sides,” he continued.
“It is now time to provide a new leader with the finest opportunity to get ready for and win the following World Cup. The right-handed batter stated, “I thank all of those who have helped and supported my journey to this point.
Finch made his Australian debut on January 11, 2013, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, against Sri Lanka (MCG). Since then, he has scored 5,401 runs in 145 ODI matches while playing for his nation. His greatest score, an unbroken 153, came against Pakistan in March 2019. He has also struck 17 centuries and 30 half-centuries. In addition, he has hit 129 sixes and 532 boundaries over the course of his career.
In 2013, Finch hit 148 against Scotland to record his first ODI century. He scored 1,141 runs in 2019 while recording four ODI centuries. The cricketing superstar from Australia has seven hundred against England (the most of any player), four against India, and two against Pakistan.
The 35-year-old is also Australia’s third-highest scorer in ODI centuries, after Ricky Ponting (29), David Warner (18), and Mark Waugh (18). Additionally, he was a member of the Australian side that won the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Following the ball-tampering controversy against South Africa, which resulted in bans for three cricketers, including Steve Smith and David Warner, Aaron Finch was appointed the Australian ODI captain in 2018. Since then, he has assisted Australia in getting to the World Cup semifinal in England, where they lost to England.