Aaron Finch on Sunday confirmed his retirement from One Day Internationals after the final match of the ongoing series against New Zealand in Cairns. He will keep on driving the T20I group as they safeguard their Reality Cup title in a month.
Finch said it has been a brilliant excursion for certain fantastic recollections. I have been blessed with all the people I have played with and many have been behind the scenes. I have also been fortunate to have been part of some great one-day teams. He continued.
In 50 overs of cricket this year, Finch scored only 169 runs at an average of 13 and five of his last 12 innings ended for naught, including at Cairns two days earlier.
Keen to play his final ODI at the 2023 World Cup in India, he revealed on Sunday that he had started considering options ahead of the Zimbabwe series in Townsville and had arrived at the resolution that the occasion was far off. He has a shoulder problem, although his latest knee ailment is not causing any serious problems.
He will now look to defend the T20 title at home in the last leg of his international career after Australia won the trophy for the first time last year.
Ahead of the start of their T20 World Cup campaign against New Zealand at the SCG on 22 October, Australia have eight T20 Internationals and an extra practice match against India to try to find some form for Finch.