Adam Gilchrist backs Aaron Finch to take over the ODI captaincy

Gilchrist wants Alex Carey to be Australia's first-choice wicketkeeping option in limited overs cricket.

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Ever since the ball-tampering saga took away Steve Smith and David Warner from the Australian cricket's leadership group, the speculations as to who will be captaining Australia across formats has been going around. 

Tim Paine, for now, has been announced as the skipper for the Test team, but his inclusion as a player in other formats is questionable. And so, Australia are searching for a captain as well as a wicketkeeper for the limited overs formats. Especially with the ODI World Cup coming up in 2019.

Adam Gilchrist, the former Australian wicketkeeper, said that he believes Aaron Finch is the best candidate for the captaincy of the limited-overs teams and that Alex Carey be the limited overs' wicketkeeper-batsman option. 

Gilchrist was quoted saying to Fox Sports recently about Alex Carey that, "It looked like the most smooth transition to international cricket that I can remember for a long time, He played that one-day match up at the Gabba and looked like he belonged there. He's a superstar"

"I think he has to play in the 50-over format and that will allow Tim Paine to carry out this role, this extra responsibility that he has in Test cricket."

He further added, "He's a very, very capable gloveman. He's very athletic and strong ... he's fit, he's a terrific young man and he bats beautifully, too. We saw that in the Big Bash where he dominated throughout and performed well."


By Kashish Chadha - 02 May, 2018

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