5 players who can succeed Aaron Finch as Australia ODI skipper

Aaron Finch would be hanging his boots in ODIs after the final match of the ongoing series against New Zealand on Sunday (September 11)

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Kshitij Kumar
KSHITIJ KUMAR

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Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from ODIs and will continue leading the side in the shortest format. The 35-year-old was in the midst of a dismal run in the ODI format. In his last seven outings, the Victoria-born had only managed to score 26 runs. The veteran batter would be hanging his boots after the final match of the ongoing series against New Zealand on Sunday (September 11). 

Cricket Australia will now need to decide on who can be the next successor for the role. With the 50-over World Cup slated to be played next year, there will be some pondering as to who is an ideal fit to lead Australia in the build-up to the marquee event.

Let us look at players who could succeed Aaron Finch as Australia's ODI skipper

1. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins was entrusted to drive the chariot of Australian cricket in the longest format when Tim Paine stepped down from captaincy last year. He had also been vice-captain of the side in white-ball format and thus could ascend to the role of full-time ODI captain.

Cummins is arguably among the best bowlers in the world across formats. The speedster who has shown his mettle on the cricket field as a bowler has left no stone unturned as far as captainship is concerned. 

Under Cummins's reign, Australia crushed England to retain the Ashes and then registered a historic series win in Pakistan. The veteran pacer has not let the captaincy take a toll on his bowling as he still was the highest wicket-taker in the Ashes 2021-22. He has been highly praised for his leadership skills and could be in line to become the next ODI captain.

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