Finch, who played 145 ODI matches, 54 of which he captained, stated, “It has been a tremendous trip with some amazing memories. He still holds the record for the format with a 153. “I have had the incredible good fortune to play on several outstanding one-day teams. Now is the moment to provide a new leader with the greatest chance to be ready for and win the next World Cup. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has supported and assisted me along the way.

Only Ricky Ponting (29), David Warner (18), and Mark Waugh (18) have more ODI centuries than Finch (17), who is one more than Adam Gilchrist. However, he has lately gone through a slump, with 5, 5, 1, 15, 0, 0, 0 in his past seven appearances.

It was amazing to play with and against the Australian at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL, according to former India captain Virat Kohli, who also sent a heartfelt message to the Australian. Enjoy the next stage of your life to the fullest, Kohli said on Finch’s Instagram post. “Well done finch. It was amazing to play against you all these years and with you as well at rcb,” Kohli wrote on Finch’s Instagram post.

With a year left, Finch said it was time “to provide a new leader the greatest possible chance to prepare for and win the next World Cup.” Finch said in 2020 that serving as the tournament’s manager for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India was his “ultimate objective.”

I appreciate everyone who has assisted and encouraged my journey to this point, he stated.

Nick Hockley, the head of Cricket Australia, praised Finch as “a brilliant exponent of the 50-over format.” In 2013, Finch faced Sri Lanka in his one-day debut, and he quickly established himself as an important player at the top of the order. In the 2015 World Cup, which Australia won by defeating New Zealand in the championship game, he again scored 280 runs in 8 games.

Aaron is a really talented and motivated player, and Hockley praised both his strong and motivating leadership as well as his exceptional at-bat performances. “His choice to resign as ODI captain at this time is characteristic of his game-changing selflessness.

“I’m thrilled Aaron will captain the Australian side into the next T20 World Cup, where his tactical acumen, leadership, and experience will be crucial to the defence of our T20 World Cup championship on home soil.”