ICC T20 World Cup 2022: “Doesn’t Excite Me Anymore”: Aaron Finch Opens Up On 50-Over Retirement

Updated - 05 Oct 2022, 04:16 PM

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. Pic Credits: Twitter

Aaron Finch has confessed that the idea of fielding for 50 overs no longer excites him and that he has no regrets about retiring from the format.

Finch, who is still captain of Australia’s T20 team, will lead the country into its T20 World Cup defence, which begins in the coming weeks on home soil.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. Pic Credits: Twitter

Australia will play its final series against the West Indies and England over the course of the following week and a half.

Finch stated that he had no regrets about quitting the 50-over format while also expecting that the move will allow him to play more T20 matches.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo: Twitter)

Finch stated on Tuesday, “I am not regretting it in the least.”

“I no longer find the idea of playing 50 overs of fielding exciting. Twenty overs is undoubtedly thrilling. I feel confident in my choice, and I hope it will allow me to play T20 cricket for a little while longer” Aaron Finch said.

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Finch stated that his strike rate of 145.82 indicates that he is striking the ball well and that he will keep playing with the same intention.

“Be too aggressive if in doubt. We want to play that way,” he said.

“That sometimes carries a high risk and a high payoff. Sometimes there is no reward for it. I feel like I am hitting them extremely well and my game is in terrific shape, but you have to recognize that that is simply a part of T20.”

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

For the West Indies series, Finch will team up once again with longtime opening partner David Warner. As part of his carefully planned preparation for the T20 World Cup, Warner skipped the most recent India trip.

“He gets along well with the group. He is someone who brings class, experience, and vitality to the table “explained Finch.

“No doubt in my mind he is Australia’s best-ever three-format batsman so any time he is around the squad your team is better for it I think.”

Finch is Australia’s all-time leading T20 run scorer with 2915 runs to his credit.

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