Aaron Finch Announces Retirement

Aaron Finch, the Australian captain of the T20Is, has announced his retirement from all international cricket.

This announcement confirms his retirement from all formats, following his earlier retirement from the ODI and Test formats earlier this year. Australian cricket and cricket as a whole have greatly benefited from Aaron Finch’s contributions. He ranks among the game’s greatest servants. He took part in 254 international matches. There were 103 T20Is, five test matches, and 146 ODIs in it.

Finch said that playing for Australia had been an “incredible honour.”

It’s difficult to imitate some of Aaron Finch‘s performances. With 103 T20I appearances during his career, he holds the record for most T20I caps for an Australian player. He has also skippered 76 Twenty20 International matches, the most of any captain. When Finch scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe in a Twenty20 International match, which was a career-high, he was at his peak.

He was a member of the Australia team that won the 50-over World Cup in 2015, scoring 5,401 runs at an average of 39.13, including 17 centuries.

Finch made his international debut in a T20 match against England in 2011, and two years later, he played in his first one-day international against Sri Lanka. In 2018, he participated in all five of his Test matches and scored two half-centuries at an average of 27.80.

Finch was given the captaincy of the T20 in 2014, but two years later, Steve Smith became the captain of Australia in all three formats.

After the ball-tampering scandal during Australia’s Test series against South Africa in 2018, Finch took over as captain of the white-ball team from Smith.

He guided them to the semi-finals of the 50-over World Cup in 2019 and the final of the T20 World Cup in Dubai in 2021, where they defeated New Zealand by eight wickets.

Finch continued to lead Australia in the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup on home soil after he was replaced as ODI captain by fast bowler Pat Cummins, but the defending champions were unable to advance to the knockout stages.

One of the most powerful power hitters in the modern game, Finch is retiring after winning two World Cup trophies and scoring over 8,000 runs in the game’s three formats.

Dr Lachlan Henderson, chair of Cricket Australia, referred to Finch as one of Australia’s “finest white-ball players” and hailed his “exceptional” international career.

Cricket Australia is likely to appoint Pat Cummins as captain in all formats now that Aaron Finch has announced his retirement, despite Finch’s request that Steve Smith take over as captain.

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