'I'll play BBL and see where we sit after that' - Aaron Finch not mulling T20I retirement after Australia's exit from T20 World Cup
Aaron Finch has made it clear that he would only be taking a call on his retirement after the conclusion of the upcoming BBL.
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Underfire Australian T20I skipper Aaron Finch has said that he has no plans to retire at the moment and a call will be taken only after the conclusion of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). Finch's remarks came after Australia's forgettable title defence in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022.
The Aussies failed to make the semis due to an inferior net run rate in their Super 12 fixtures. The turning point of their campaign happened to be that mammoth 89-run loss against the Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand following which the Aaron Finch-led side were forced to play a catch-up game for the rest of their tournament.
No, I'm not going to retire: Aaron Finch
"No, I'm not going to retire. Not just yet," Finch told Seven on Sunday after Australia were knocked out of the T20 World Cup.
"I'll play Big Bash and see where we sit after that, but I'm still enjoying playing cricket, playing T20," he added.
"There's not another international T20 until August, so there's quite a long break. Still plenty of time to be able to weigh all that up. It's been a pretty good ride regardless of what happens," the veteran batter said.
Aaron Finch was Australia's full-time white-ball skipper from early 2018 and under his reign, the Aussies finished as the semifinalists of the 2019 World Cup and lifted their maiden T20 World Cup title in the UAE last year. Meanwhile, he retired from One Day Internationals in September this year.
Meanwhile, Finch did not have a memorable outing with the bat as he could only manage a solitary half-century in the four Super 12 fixtures that the Australians played (he played three out of those). Their highly-anticipated encounter against arch-rivals England was forced to be abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.
The veteran opener is currently the sixth-highest run-getter in T20Is having scored 3120 runs from 103 outings averaging 34.28 with a strike rate of 142.53 including two centuries.