Australian T20I skipper Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from international cricket, as per Sky Sports.
Finch led Australia to their first Men’s T20 World Cup title in 2021.
Finch was also part of the side that won the 2015 ODI World Cup.
The 36-year-old led the Aussies in 76 T20Is, the most in Men’s T20I history.
His 172 off 76 balls vs Zimbabwe in 2018 is still the highest individual score in T20Is.
“On behalf of the ACA, I’d like to congratulate @AaronFinch5 and thank him for the incredible service he has given to Australian cricket, including six years as an ACA Board Member.” Todd Greenberg, ACA CEO pic.twitter.com/ATpO5b3gOD
— Australian Cricketers’ Association (@ACA_Players) February 6, 2023
“Realising that I won’t be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment to step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event. 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,” said Finch in a statement.
Finch’s last international appearance was vs Ireland in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
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