Australia captain Aaron Finch announces retirement from ODI

Australia captain Aaron Finch will retire from one-day international cricket, with Sunday's ODI against New Zealand set to be his last in the format.

However, he will continue to captain the T20I side in their defense of the World Cup next month.

Announced the same on Twitter, Cricket Australia tweeted, “A true champion of the white-ball game. Aaron Finch will retire from one-day cricket after tomorrow’s third and final Dettol ODI vs New Zealand, with focus shifting to leading Australia at the #T20WorldCup (sic).”

Despite the end of his ODI career, Finch will exit with an impressive record that includes over 5400 runs with 17 centuries under his name. He made his debut against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 2013 and smashed his maiden hundred against Scotland, scoring 148 runs.

He was appointed as the permanent white-ball captain after the fallout of the ball-tampering scandal in 2018 which saw Steve Smith banned.

Finch has endured an awful run of form in 50-over cricket this year, making just 169 runs at 13, with five of his last 12 innings being ducks including one two days ago in Cairns. In his last seven innings, he has made 26 runs.

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