Finch named T20 captain against Sri Lanka
Opening batsman Aaron Finch will lead the Australian Twenty20 team in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka with captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner resting forward of the tour of India.
Finch, who was once stand-in captain in Monday’s one-day international towards New Zealand, will take the helm for three matches in February, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday.
“it can be very entertaining to be back and leading the part in Steve’s absence,” said Finch, who has captained the country wide Twenty20 part on six previous events.
“it can be been a rollercoaster from being captain leading as much as the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2016), being injured and then Steve taking up the reins for that tournament, nevertheless it’s whatever that any time you get the threat to captain your nation in any structure, you’re very chuffed about.”
Finch captained the Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s domestic Twenty20 Big Bash league and believes selectors shall be spoilt for depth in the absence of some of Australia’s main playmakers.
“There are some extraordinary gamers across the nation as a way to now get an possibility and that i believe that’s most effective a excellent thing for Australian cricket,”he said.
Smith and Warner have been disregarded of the Twenty20 squad as they prepare for the 4-test tour of India which starts offevolved on February 23.
Former opening batsman Justin Langer will step in as head coach for Darren Lehman for the Sri Lanka Twenty20 series which kicks off on the Melbourne Cricket ground on February 17.