After Australia’s elimination from the T20 World Cup, Aaron Finch has decided against retiring from Twenty20 international matches. -‘I’ll play BBL and see where we sit after that’. Aaron Finch has made it plain that he won’t make a decision on retiring till the 2019 BBL is over.
Underfire Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia’s T20I team, has said that he is not planning to retire anytime soon and that a decision would only be taken following the conclusion of the 2019 Big Bash League (BBL). Finch expressed his remarks following Australia’s dismal title defense in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022.
Due to a lower net run rate in their Super 12 games, the Australians were unable to advance to the semifinals. The crushing 89-run defeat to Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand was the turning point of their campaign, forcing Aaron Finch’s team to play catch-up for the remainder of the tournament.
Aaron Finch said: “No, I’m not going to retire”
Finch spoke to Seven on Sunday following Australia’s elimination from the T20 World Cup.
“No, I’m not going to retire. Not just yet,”Finch said.
“I’ll play Big Bash and see where we sit after that, but I’m still enjoying playing cricket, playing T20,”He added.
Aaron Finch was the lone white-ball captain for Australia beginning in early 2018. Under his direction, Australia reached the World Cup quarterfinals in 2019 and won the first T20 World Cup in the UAE in 2017. He ceased competing in One Day Internationals in September, in the meantime.
Finch, on the other hand, did not have a standout performance with the bat as he could only muster one half-century in the four Super 12 games the Australians played (he played three out of those). Due to weather, their much anticipated match against their bitter rivals England had to be called off before a ball was played.
With a strike rate of 142.53 and 3120 runs scored from 103 games, the opener has two hundreds and an average of 34.28. He now ranks sixth among T20I run scorers.