BBL 2021-22: Aaron Finch steps down as Melbourne Renegades captain, Nic Maddinson to take over

BBL 2021-22: Aaron Finch steps down as Melbourne Renegades captain, Nic Maddinson to take over

Aaron Finch said that captaining the Melbourne Renegades side has been a privilege for him.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo by Michael Steele-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Australia’s T20I World Cup-winning skipper Aaron Finch has stepped down as the captain of the Melbourne Renegades side. Finch has reportedly stepped down so that he can spend more time with his family.

Finch said that captaining the Melbourne Renegades side has been a privilege for him and added that with such a busy cricketing schedule and also a young family, he has decided to hand over the reins of the side to Nic Maddinson.

“Captaining this side has been an enormous privilege for the last 9 seasons. With a busy schedule leading into this T20 World Cup and a new young family, the time was right for me to hand over the reins from a captaincy perspective,” said Aaron Finch as quoted by thewest.com.au.

Finch also added that newer talent should take up the leadership role. Adding that the new skipper of the Melbourne Renegades, Nic Maddinson has captained at the first class as well as the BBL level before, Finch said that he is supportive of Maddinson getting this opportunity.

“One thing I’ve learnt over the time is you always need that injection of new talent in the leaders. ‘Maddo’ has captained at First Class and BBL level many times before and I’m very supportive of him getting this opportunity. Out in the field, we’ll all be out there to help and support him and ultimately aim for success in BBL11,” said Finch.

It is a huge challenge and honour for me to lead the Melbourne Renegades side: Nic Maddinson

Nic Maddinson said that it is a huge honour and challenge for him to lead the Melbourne side and added that he has got with him a great group of players. Maddinson also said that taking over the reins from Finch is a huge task and concluded by stating that having an experienced cricketer like Finch around him is a great plus.

“It‘s a huge honour and a challenge I’m really looking forward to. It’s a great group of players with some young guys mixed in with experienced players. Taking over from someone like ‘Finchy’ is a huge task but having him around to help out and be that experienced head will be a great plus for me,” concluded Maddinson.