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Finch announces retirement from ODI cricket

By Real11 - Sep 10 2022 189 Views
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Aaron Finch announces retirement from One Day Cricket 

Australian white ball cricket captain Aaron Finch is set to retire from One-Day Internationals, announced Australian Cricket Council on Saturday, September 10. He will be retiring after the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand. The last match of this series will be played on Sunday, September 11. Finch has played 145 ODI matches with 54 as captain and will continue as the team leader for the Men’s T20 squad.

The 35-year-old batsman is also the 2015 World Series winner who made his ODI debut in 2013 and since then scored 5041 runs - including 17 centuries and 30 fifties - at an average of 39.13. The Australian opener however has gone through a very low-scoring phase in the recent past. 

"It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories," Finch said. "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 also added, "It is time now to give a new leader the best possible opportunity to prepare for and win the next World Series. I thank all of those who have helped and supported my journey to this point."

Australian Cricket Council’s CEO Nick Hockley said: "On behalf of Australian Cricket, I would like to congratulate Aaron on his vast contribution as the captain of the Australian Men's ODI team and as a wonderful exponent of the 50-over format.”

"Aaron is an enormously gifted and determined player whose outstanding deeds with the bat have been matched by his strong and inspiring leadership. His decision to step aside from the ODI captaincy now is typical of his selfless approach to the game.”

"I'm delighted Aaron will lead the Australian team into the forthcoming Men's T20 World Series where his leadership, experience and tactical nous will be integral to the defence of our T20 World Series title on home soil."

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