Aaron Finch has been going through a lean patch of form and cannot score runs consistently with an aggressive approach. He has been scoring runs at a strike rate of 120, which is considerably low for a top-order batter, especially one of his calibre.
Finch hasn’t had a memorable outing with the bat again, apart from a single half-century he managed to score. He is the sixth-highest run-getter in this format, scoring 3120 runs at a strike rate of 142.53, including two centuries. He has also registered the highest score of 172* in T20IS.
There have been speculations of him retiring from the international stage, given that he has already given up the ODI captaincy to Pat Cummins and retired from the format earlier this year. After being knocked out of the T20 World Cup, Aaron Finch told Channel 7:
“No, I’m not going to retire. Not just yet. I’ll play Big Bash and see where we sit after that, but I’m still enjoying playing cricket, playing T20.”
“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,” he added.
Aaron Finch became the white ball captain of Australia in 2018. Under his captaincy, Australia has reached the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup and lifted the T20 World Cup trophy in his maiden stint as captain in this tournament.
Australia knocked out of T20 World Cup 2022
In the previous edition of the T20 World Cup, he took the team to lift the trophy for the first time. Unfortunately, Australia’s title defence has been unsuccessful this year, even though the tournament is in their backyard.
This time the team was knocked out in the group stage due to a low run rate because of their 89-run loss in their opening encounter against their neighbours, New Zealand. This loss significantly impacted their run rate, and they have been playing catch-up ever since.