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Australia's Aaron Finch retires from one-day international cricket

Australia's Aaron Finch
Australia's Aaron Finch retires from one-day international cricket

Australian captain Aaron Finch will retire from one-day international cricket, with tomorrow’s final match of the Men’s Dettol ODI Series against New Zealand his last in the format.

Finch, who has played 145 ODI matches with 54 as captain, will continue to lead the men’s T20 side.

“It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories,” Finch said.

“I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of some brilliant one-day sides. Equally, I have been blessed by all those I have played with and the many people behind the scenes.

“It is time now to give a new leader the best possible opportunity to prepare for and win the next World Cup. I thank all of those who have helped and supported my journey to this point.”

Finch will be available to the media at 10.30am today at the Shangri-La Hotel in Cairns. Media are asked to gather at the hotel by 10.15am, register a negative RAT prior to attending the conference and wear masks at all times.

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said: “On behalf of Australian Cricket, I would like to congratulate Aaron on his vast contribution as captain of the Australian Men’s ODI team and as a wonderful exponent of the 50-over format.

“Aaron is an enormously gifted and determined player whose outstanding deeds with the bat have been matched by his strong and inspiring leadership. His decision to step aside from the ODI captaincy now is typical of his selfless approach to the game.

“I’m delighted Aaron will lead the Australian team into the forthcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup where his leadership, experience and tactical nous will be integral to the defence of our T20 World Cup title on home soil.”

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