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Australian captain Finch made retirement plan, will play last match in India

The India Print 2020-08-19 21:52:48

Melbourne: The break from the  Corona virus gave Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch time to reassess his career and now aims to advance his career to the 2023 ODI World Cup in India. Finch said that he is aiming for a grand end to his career by playing in the final of the World Cup in 2023. 

SEN Radio Network quoted Finch as saying, 'The date to end my career is with the final of the ODI World Cup to be held in India in 2023. This is my goal and I stand by it. He said, 'I have made it my goal for some time. I will be 36 years old by then, of course, form, injuries and other things will also play a role in this. 

The 33-year-old right-handed batsman said the five-month break due to the corona virus has refreshed him and he now aims to lead Australia in the next three major contests of the International Cricket Council (ICC), which is 2021 and 2022. There is T20 World Cup and 20 ODI World Cup in 2023. 

Finch said, "For players traveling 10 or 11 months a year, this break was like a mental refreshment that people probably needed but were unable to do." He said, "If I was thinking about playing till then, this break has confirmed that I am ready to play by then." 

Finch and Australia will play competitive cricket after 6 months while the team will tour England next month for a series of three T20 Internationals and one-day matches. The tour will begin in Southampton from September 4. Finch admitted that the Kovid-19 lockdown made him realize how much he was missing the game.