The attacking Australian opener, Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from T20Is, which marks the end of his international career.
The Australian T20I captain retired from the ODI format last year in September. The 36-year-old became the first Australian captain to lead the Aussies to T20 world cup glory. Australia beat New Zealand in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 final to win the competition.
Finch donned the Australian cricket team jersey for 254 international matches across all formats. He played five Tests, 103 T20Is and 146 ODIs. The right-handed batter also led the Australian side in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2019. Finch has captained the Australian men’s team in 76 T20Is along with 55 ODIs.
While speaking to the media, Finch said, “Realising that I won’t be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment to step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event.
“I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career.”
Finch made his international debut in a T20I fixture against England in January 2011. In his decorated international career, the batter gathered 8804 runs with 17 ODI centuries along with two T20I tons. Finch still holds the record for the highest individual score in a T20I inning.
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Finch played for nine teams, which is a record.