Aaron Finch calls time on his international cricket career

Aaron Finch represented Australia in 5 Tests, 146 ODIs and 103 T20Is.

Aaron Finch | GettyAustralia opener Aaron Finch on Monday (February 7) called time on his international cricket career. Finch, a former one-day captain, retired from the 50-over game in September 2022 and used the home summer to decide on his T20 future after Australia's World Cup title defence ended before the semi-finals.

The 36-year-old retires as one of his country's finest white-ball players. As a captain, he led Australia to their first T20 World Cup title in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.

Finch, who was also part of Australia’s 2015 ODI World Cup-winning team, said it was a time for him to move on as he won’t play the next T20 World Cup in 2024.

"Realising that I won't be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event," Finch said.

"I'd like to thank my family, especially my wife Amy, my team-mates, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association for their support to allow me to play the game I love at the highest level. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career.

"Team success is what you play the game for and the maiden T20 World Cup win in 2021 and lifting the ODI World Cup on home soil in 2015 will be the two memories I cherish the most.

"To be able to represent Australia for 12 years and play with and against some of the greatest players of all time has been an incredible honour."

Aaron Finch represented Australia in 5 Tests, 146 ODIs and 103 T20Is, scoring over 8000 runs across formats with 19 centuries.

(ESPNCricinfo Inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 07 Feb, 2023

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