Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch will not be captaining the Melbourne Renegades in the upcoming BBL season, and instead, Nic Maddinson has been chosen to lead. Finch led his country to their maiden T20 World cup trophy a few days back, and he has been leading his BBL franchise for the last 8-9 years.
Nic Maddinson was part of the Sydney Sixers franchise for a long time until he switched to Melbourne Stars recently. In the off-season, he has now switched a move to the Melbourne Renegades, and he is straightaway handed over the captaincy which he has done in the past.
Aaron Finch Reveals The Reason Behind Stepping Down From Captaincy
Aaron Finch mentioned that having a young family and getting rid of the captaincy tiredness he has gone through after leading various teams around the world has made him go for the decision. He added that he also wanted to concentrate on his own game, for which he hasn’t had time.
“That was a really easy one, to be honest. It was a chat I had with Sakes, probably two months, six weeks ago about, I think just having a young family and, I guess captaining every game that you play around the world,” Aaron Finch said.
Aaron Finch Opines On Interacting With Youngsters
Aaron Finch mentioned that he will have enough time to keep up with the youngsters in the Melbourne Renegades squad after being relieved from captaincy and wanted to move on from focussing on the meetings for him as a captain.
“It does take its toll and probably doesn’t allow you enough time at times to be able to work on your own game as much as you would like, and I suppose in the Big Bash, we’ve got a really young squad at the Renegades.
“I think to have the opportunity to work with the young players a bit closer as just as a player and not have your focus taken away from just helping them out as much as you can by meetings and strategy meetings and things like that, I think it will be really important,” Finch added on Thursday.
Aaron Finch‘s personal batting form has taken a hit in the last few series, including the T20 World cup 2021, where he struggled.