In what has been a shocking development, it is learned as per the reports in News Corp Australia, that Australia’s white-ball skipper Aaron Finch is all set to announce his retirement from the ODI cricket on Saturday (10th September).
Finch’s decision to retire from the ODIs is influenced by his poor run of form. The Australian skipper has been going through the worst phase of his career. In his last 7 innings, he has managed just 26 runs along with three ducks.
Finch’s poor form has invited a lot of criticism as many have lashed out at him for his poor outings and have started to raise questions about his place in the team as both captain and as a player.
In the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand, his poor form has been quite evident as he scored just 5 runs in the first game and followed it with a duck in the second game. If reports turn out to be true, it’ll be a headache once again for Australia as they need to find a quality opener and also a skipper in ODIs, especially with Cricket World 2023 next year.
Aaron Finch is likely to announce his ODI retirement tomorrow. (Source – News Corp Australia)
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 9, 2022Advertisement
Aaron Finch is also expected to lead the team in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. His decision to retire from the ODIs will help him to keep his focus on the T20Is and help his side defend the trophy, which they won under him in 2021.
Aaron Finch’s stats and numbers in ODIs
Although he has been going through a rough patch, Finch has been one of the finest openers to have played ODI cricket. The Australian white-ball skipper has so far played 144 games in which he has scored 5401 runs at an average of around 40.
Aaron Finch is due to speak to the media at 10.30am tomorrow morning.
It is not a requirement for a skipper to speak before an ODI so I wonder if he is going to make an announcement?Advertisement
— Menners 🎙 (@amenners) September 9, 2022
Not only he has scored truckloads of runs but he also has 30 fifties and 17 hundred in this format of the game. He has also done a reasonably well job as a skipper having a win %age of around 52.