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Australia captain Aaron Finch announces retirement from ODIs after New-Zealand series, continues as T20I captain

Australia's limited over captain Aaron Finch has announced on Saturday that he is retiring from ODI cricket.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Cairns: Australia captain Aaron Finch has announced on Saturday that he is retiring from ODI cricket. The third and final one-day Aaron Finch will be a farewell match played in Cairns on Sunday against New Zealand. This 146th match will be the 35-year-old first career. During this, Finch scored 5401 ODIs. He is the fourth batsman to be the most ODI century in Australia. In this case, he is behind Great Ricky Ponting (29) and David Warner and Mark (18 centuries of both).

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Australia’s 24th men’s ODI captain said, ‘It has been a wonderful journey with some great memories. I am very fortunate to have been a part of some wonderful ODI series. There was a lot of support from everyone I played with and many people behind my success, for whom I am grateful.

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Aaron Finch, who captained Australia in 54 ODIs, is in poor form. Looking at his last seven ODI innings, the scores are – 5,5,1,15,0,0,0. Aaron Finch was under pressure from media to cricket experts. Despite this, it was expected that he would lead the Australian team in the 2023 World Cup to be held in India. Finch had said in 2020 that his goal is to captain the team in this tournament.

Aaron Finch said, ‘It is time to give a chance to the new leader, who can prepare well and win the World Cup next year. I would like to thank all those who have helped and always supported me in this journey so far. While Aaron Finch has scored 5401 runs in 145 ODIs so far, he has scored 278 runs in 5 Tests with the help of two half-centuries. The Australian captain has played 92 matches in T20 International cricket so far, scoring 2855 runs with the help of two centuries and 17 half-centuries.

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