Aaron Finch had experience of leading T20 sides in past © Getty Images
Aaron Finch had experience of leading T20 sides in past © Getty Images

Sep 8, 2014

As predicted by CricketCountry, Aaron Finch is Australia’s new T20 captain. he will replace George Bailey as Australia’s Twenty20 captain following the Tasmanian’s resignation on Sunday. It was formally announced by Cricket Australia on Monday, when they picked their squads for upcoming tour of UAE for a full series against Pakistan.

The bilateral series will start with a lone T20I followed by a three-match ODI series and end with a two-Test series. The two sides will be playing a tour match before the first Test. This series will be hosted at three venues – Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This bilateral fixture was finalised in March 2014.

The right-handed Aussie opener’s place in the T20 squad is under no threat and he had the experience of captaining T20 sides before. These reasons went in his favour, when selectors were finding Baily’s replacement. Finch  had received congratulations form various corners. People like Alan Wilkins, Tom Moody congratulated him through Twitter, for his appointment as an Aussie captain.

T20 squad

Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Cameron Boyce, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson