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Aaron Finch to quit ODIs, stay T20I captain

It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories, says Aussie batsman
Aaron Finch
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Reuters   |   Melbourne   |   Published 11.09.22, 02:59 AM

Australia’s oneday cricket captain Aaron Finch will retire from the format’s international matches following Sunday’s final game of a three-match series against New Zealand, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.

Finch, who has captained Australia 54 times in his 145 one-day matches, will continue to lead the country’s T20 side including at this year’s World Cup, which the Australians will host from October 16.

“It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories,” Finch said in a statement.

“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.

“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.”

Finch’s retirement comes with the 35-year-old in a poor run of batting form in the oneday game.

He made a second ball duck in Australia’s 113- run victory over New Zealand on Thursday, the fifth time in 13 one-day innings this year that he has failed to score a run.

Despite his lack of runs, Finch took three catches and played his captaincy role with aplomb as the home side successfully defended a tally of 196.

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