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It might be a full stop on everything: Aaron Finch hints at retirement from T20Is after 2022 T20 World Cup

Talking at an event in Melbourne on Friday to mark 100 days before the start of the T20 World Cup, Finch was non-committal about his future.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 10 July 2022 2:47 pm

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Aaron Finch is already 35 years of age and has played 92 T20Is in an 11-year-long T20 career. But it seems the fans won’t see more of the Victorian in the shortest format after the 2022 T20 World Cup. Aaron Finch has hinted at drawing curtains on his glittering T20 career after the mega event takes place in Australia later this year.

Talking at an event in Melbourne on Friday to mark 100 days before the start of the T20 World Cup, Finch was non-committal about his future. The Australian captain hinted that this year’s T20 World Cup might be the last walk for him and a few others. “Good question, good question,” he said with a smile when asked if he would play T20s for Australia beyond the World Cup.

“It obviously shifts to a 50-over World Cup focus … after the (T20) World Cup, so I don’t think there’s too many T20 games in the next 12 months (after the World Cup) anyway. So I don’t know. I think just naturally when guys get to their mid-30s, it’s going to be that way. Davey just keeps going; he could play for another 10 years, I think, with how fit he is and how much he loves the competition and continuing to challenge himself.

“Wadey has gone through a few phases (and) he’s now become so important to the structure of our team, batting at seven there and being so dynamic. But it’s an ageing side, isn’t it? Especially in that batting group. It might be a full stop on everything if it goes to plan like that!” Finch said.

Having won the T20 World Cup last year, Australia will walk out as favorites in the 2022 edition. Aaron Finch will have his eyes set on the elusive title and will look to finish his T20I career on a high. The right-handed batter has amassed 2855 runs in 92 T20Is and is fourth on the list of most runs in Men’s T20Is.

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