The one-year suspension of Steve Smith and next-in-command David Warner from the Australian team has created a void not only in the Aussie batting but leadership as well. With the front runners gone and the Aussie selectors scanning candidates fit to replace Smith, people are putting their bets on the sidelined George Bailey.
The Australian team is scheduled to travel to England in June for five ODIs and a one-off T20I in the build up to the 2019 World Cup. Finch had already had a feel of the captaincy as he lead Australia in 4 T20Is.
"I'd definitely put my hand up for it but I haven't thought about it to be honest. If the opportunity came up I'd love to take it but it's not something that I've thought about. It's obviously a really difficult time and some changes are going to be made in the next couple of months with the England ODIs and the Dubai Tests (against Pakistan later this year)."
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The newly-married Finch also believes that he has evolved with time, both as a cricketer and a Captain. "When I first started out I was little bit, just throw caution to the wind. You'd have your plans and sometimes they go out the window and you just have a gut feel. It's great when it goes well (but) in time I've probably learnt to be a bit calmer out on the field, take a bit more of the planning that you have pre-game."
Finch has led Melbourne Renegades and Victoria Bushrangers in the Big Bash League and the Sheffield Shield respectively.