Australia Cricket Team’s limited overs captain Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from the ODI format. Finch had been running in poor form for a long time and that is why he has now announced his retirement from this format. The third ODI against New Zealand on 11 September will be his last ODI.
Aaron Finch made his ODI debut in 2013. He has played a total of 145 ODIs in his career so far and has scored 5401 runs at an average of 39. Finch has 17 centuries and 30 half-centuries in ODIs. Although Aaron Finch’s bat was completely silent for a long time. He also failed to score runs in the current series against New Zealand.
Now is the time to give a chance to a new leader for the next World Cup – Aaron Finch
This is the reason that now he has announced his retirement from the ODI format. Aaron Finch said in his statement,
My journey has been wonderful and many memories remain with me. I am very fortunate to have got a chance to be part of some of the best ODI teams. I am also grateful to those with whom I played and those who followed me. Now the time has come to give a chance to the new leader in this format and prepare for the next World Cup. I thank all those who helped me in this wonderful journey.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley also made a statement regarding the retirement of Aaron Finch. They said,
On behalf of Australian cricket, I would like to thank Aaron Finch and his contribution as captain. He has been a great player in 50 overs cricket. His retirement from ODIs shows how selfless he plays.