George Bailey Confirms That Aaron Finch Will Be Leading Australia In The 2022 T20 World Cup

Updated - 22 Feb 2022, 06:04 PM

George Bailey
George Bailey. (Image-Twitter)

Australian team’s chairman of selectors George Bailey has asserted that there won’t be a change in captaincy and Aaron Finch will always be their top choice to defend the T20 World Cup title this year.

Finch had a rough series against Sri Lanka at home, scoring only 78 runs at the top in five matches. Although Australia won the series 4-1 courtesy of the bowlers and a strong middle-order, Finch’s form remains a concern.

I’m sure that Finchy would have liked a few more runs in the series just gone (against Sri Lanka), there’s no doubt about that. But also putting it into context, he’s still battling that knee injury a little bit. So what Finchy will have in between the end of that series (against Sri Lanka) and coming away on this tour (to Pakistan) will be a chance to continue working on that.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch (Image Credit: Twitter)

In T20 cricket, you can play a lot without actually getting a lot of time in the middle. So I’m really excited that Finchy will get some one-day cricket in the near future (in Pakistan), and that ability to spend a longer time at the crease will really benefit him as well,” Bailey was quoted as saying by

“He’s a class player and he’s the captain of our team” – Matthew Wade on Aaron Finch

Wicket-keeper batter Matthew Wade also defended Aussie openers, David Warner and Finch, stating that people will start judging after one series. However, he reaffirmed that those two are some of their best T20 players ever.

David Warner and Aaron Finch
David Warner and Aaron Finch (Image Credit: Twitter)

Finchy’s a class player and I’ve heard people questioning where he’s at. He averages (close to) 40 and strikes at 140 for a reason. He’s a class player and he’s the captain of our team. The questions are always going to come when you get a little bit older and you don’t do well in one series. But they (Finch and Warner) are class players for a reason and the best we’ve had in T20 cricket ever,” Wade mentioned to ICC after Australia’s loss in the final T20I against Sri Lanka.

Australia will defend their T20 title this year in October at home, having won the previous World Cup in the UAE.

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