- Sep 23, 2023
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Australia’s Premier batter, Aaron Finch is likely to make a big revelation when he addresses the presser on the eve of the 3rd and the final ODI of the series against New Zealand. The match is scheduled to be played on Sunday September 11th. Finch will address the press at 5:00 AM Indian Standard Time on Saturday.
While nothing is certain as of now, a lot of reports are suggesting that Finch is likely to announce a decision regarding his ODI future. The Australia captain has been struggling for form for a long time and is under the scanner for his below-par run. Aaron Finch has played only five Test matches, 145 ODIs and 92 T20 Internationals so far.
Finch has scored 278 runs in five Test matches. In 145 ODIs, he has scored 5401 runs at an average of 39.1. Finch has 17 centuries and 30 half-centuries to his name in ODIs. When it comes to T20 cricket, he has scored two centuries and 17 half-centuries. He has 2855 runs in this format.
He has registered only 26 runs from his last seven ODI innings, which has 3 ducks in there as well. His poor showing came under heavy scrutiny in the Zimbabwe series and it continued in the 2 ODIs played against New Zealand so far. His scores in the last seven ODI’s make very poor reading, which were 0, 5, 5, 1 ,15, 0, 0.
If Aaron Finch steps down from ODI Cricket, the upcoming third match of the Chappell-Hadlee series against New Zealand could be his final ODI. The explosive batter is also not in the scheme of things when it comes to Test cricket.
If Finch retires then, Australia will have to appoint a new ODI captain. While there has been vocal support from former cricketers to relieve David Warner of his captaincy ban.
It remains to be seen if Finch makes a decision regarding his T20I future or not. In July this year, the right-handed batsman had hinted that he and a few other players might retire from the game after the 2022 T20 World Cup to be played in Australia in October-November.