Cricket Australia to appoint new ODI skipper after T20 World Cup

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Cricket Australia to appoint new ODI skipper after T20 World Cup
Cricket Australia to appoint new ODI skipper after T20 World Cup

Cricket Australia to appoint new ODI skipper after T20 World Cup

Cricket Australia will likely wait until after the T20 World Cup to name Aaron Finch‘s replacement as one-day captain, coach Andrew McDonald said.

After leading Australia to a 3-0 series victory over New Zealand in Cairns on Sunday, Finch announced his retirement from ODI cricket. However, the opener is still in charge of the T20 team.

McDonald claimed that rather than selecting Finch’s replacement, staff were more concerned with defending Australia’s T20 World Cup on home soil.

“It’s probably the end of the (T20) World Cup really isn’t it?” he told reporters.

“We have got a little bit of time to consider what those options look like.

Cricket Australia to appoint new ODI skipper after T20 World Cup
Cricket Australia to appoint new ODI skipper after T20 World Cup

“We’ve got the (T20) World Cup in front of us so that’s more pressing at this stage than filling the captaincy void.”

Batsman Steve Smith and current Test skipper Pat Cummins are thought to be great options to replace Finch.

Before being sidelined from international cricket for a year and barred from leadership positions for two years. Following the Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018, Smith captained the Test and one-day teams.

Tim Paine resigned as Test captain in the run-up to the Ashes, and paceman Cummins took over. He has assisted Australia in rising to the top of the ICC Test global rankings.

After the T20 World Cup final on Nov. 13, Australia’s next ODI matches against England will be played at home starting on Nov. 17.