Australia opener David Warner was unimpressed after an Australian TV and digital platform omitted ODI captain Aaron Finch’s name from the World Cup 2023 squad. Finch has been one of the legends for Australia and has piled up a lot of runs for the Kangaroos thr0ooughout his career.
Although he is in the latter stages of his career, Finch still has a long way to go and is looking in great shape for it.
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Fox Cricket recently tweeted its predicted squad for the 2023 World Cup in India. The event is still almost four years away and so naturally the predicted squad has a mix of young and experienced players in it but what did not get unnoticed was the absence of Australia’s current limited-overs captain Aaron Finch.
Moreover, Aaron Finch has been replaced by Josh Philippe, a 22-year-old who has played a handful of List A matches. With Finch, not in the squad Steve Smith has been given the captaincy.
Watch Fox Cricket’s Predicted Australia XI For ICC Cricket World Cup 2023:
We've already had a crack at guessing Australia's next Ashes XI, so why not give the World Cup a dig, too? 🤔🤷♂️
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 27, 2020
David Warner Unhappy With Fake News By Australian Media
Aaron Finch’s batting partner and opener David Warner found the pattern of prediction disappointing.
David Warner took to Twitter and tagged Aaron Finch while retweeting the post, writing, “Baha Aaron Finch have you told them you’re retiring. Stiff, Fake news disappointing in my opinion.”
Watch David Warner’s Tweet Here
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) March 27, 2020
Aaron himself also shared the post and appeared to be confused about his omission.
Watch Aaron Finch’s Tweet Here:
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) March 27, 2020
Aaron Finch Has Been A Legendary Figure In Australia
Aaron Finch has been a great player for Australia in recent years, especially in limited-overs cricket. Finch has led by example and put up some great performances for the Kangaroos with the bat.
Finch has played a total of 126 ODIs for the Aussies scoring close to 5000 runs. He has batted at an average of 41.02 while his strike-rate has been 88.71. He has smashed 16 centuries and 26 half-centuries in his international cricket career in the ODIs so far.
The 33-year old has also represented Australia in 61 T20Is and scored close to 2000 runs in the format. He has an average of 38.25 along with a strike-rate of 155.87 in the T20Is. Finch has scored a couple of centuries and 12 half-centuries for Australia in the format.