Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has got a chance to revamp his career due to the novel coronavirus pandemic situation. Finch, 33, said that he might go on to play for Australia till the 2023 World Cup in India as the time away from the cricket field as helped him to asses his game.
Finch said that his end date at this final stage will be the 2023 World Cup in India and he has set that date as a goal. The top-order batsman also added that he had the date fixed in his mind but the pandemic situation has given him time to get a better clarity on it.
“My end date at this stage is the World Cup final of the 2023 World Cup in India. That’s my goal and I’m sticking to it,” Finch was quoted as saying by SEN radio network.
“That’s what I had my mind set on a fair while (ago), but I think this period has just confirmed it. That’ll see me through to 36 (years old), obviously with form and everything permitting, and injuries.”
Before the Covid-19 break, Australia last featured in a home series against New Zealand, which was disrupted and brought to a halt to the situation. Finch will be next seen in action during the Australia tour of England.
The tour has been confirmed by ECB and will consist of three T20Is and as many ODI matches. It was originally slated to take place in July, but the due to the coronavirus outbreak had to be rescheduled.
Finch has featured in 126 ODIs and 61 T20Is for Australia. He averages over 41 in the 50-over format and scored at an average of nearly 39 in the shortest format.