Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on Tuesday, drawing a line underneath a profession that yielded greater than 8,000 runs throughout all codecs.
A tough-hitting opening batsman and restricted overs specialist, the 36-year-old retired from the ODI crew in September and took time over the house summer season to resolve on his T20 future after Australia’s World Cup title defence ended earlier than the semi-finals.
He had a superb match within the home Large Bash League, smashing 428 runs at a mean of 38.9 to assist information the Melbourne Renegades into their first finals collection in three years.
Nonetheless, that was not sufficient to persuade Finch to play on for Australia.
“To be able to represent Australia for 12 years and play with and against some of the greatest players of all time has been an incredible honour,” Finch stated in an announcement.
He finishes with 5,406 ODI runs at a mean of 38.89 and three,120 runs in T20s at a mean of 34.28, and captained Australia to their first T20 World Cup title on the United Arab Emirates in 2021.
He additionally savoured World Cup glory on house soil as a member of the Michael Clarke-captained crew that gained the 50-over showpiece in 2015.