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Look who’s the probable candidate for Australian captaincy in 2019 World Cup

Who will take the big role?

India vs Australia T20I Ranchi, October 2017
Virat Kohli & Shikhar Dhawan shake hands with Aussie players after the victory. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australian Cricket hasn’t had the best of times recently owing to involvement in unwanted scandals. Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner have faced the wrath of the public and the cricketing fraternity following the infamous ball-tampering scandal, which sent shockwaves across the nation. Even Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian Prime Minister condemned the matter.

Also, Australia have lost two of their most experienced players, who also are stalwarts in the lineup. Smith used to be the skipper in all the formats. While Tim Paine was assigned the responsibility of leadership, the question revolves around who should captain the team in ODIs and especially the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. Meanwhile, Aaron Finch has put his hand up for the job.

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“I’d love to take it”- Aaron Finch

“I’d definitely put my hand up for it but I haven’t thought about it to be honest. It’s obviously a really difficult time and some changes are going to be made in the next couple of months with the England ODIs and the Dubai Tests (against Pakistan later this year). If the opportunity came up I’d love to take it but it’s not something that I’ve thought about,” Finch was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

The Victorian, who has previously led Australia in ODIs and T20Is as well as in the Indian Premier League, highlighted the importance of Smith and Warner in the team and mentioned them to be massive losses for the team. However, he sounded confident about the set of players who might come forward and deliver the goods for the team.

“You are taking two of the best players in the world out of out of the side … the only way you can deal with it is to put a real positive spin on it.  It’s obviously really unfortunate what’s happened, but there’s going to be a couple of spots open up and I’ve got no doubt the guys who are next in line can come in and do a fantastic job” he added.

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