Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch on Thursday hinted on not playing in the Test cricket anymore. The 33-year-old has refrained from wearing a white jersey and only focus on the white-ball cricket.
Finch had earlier said that his main focus is the upcoming 2023 World Cup in India after that he will retire. Finch said that his decision of not playing in Test cricket comes after not getting enough chances in the red cherry format.
The right-handed batsman believes that there are a lot of talented youngsters to fill in the places and hence, it’s better to leave the place for them. At the same time, he emphasized on making a strong team going into the 2023 World Cup that could win the title.
Finch last played in the Test match against Pakistan in 2018 and since then, hasn’t returned to the Test team.
“In terms of red-ball cricket, I don’t think it’s realistic to play Test cricket again,” Finch told cricket.com.au.
“Just based on two things: the amount of opportunity to play four-day cricket and force a claim, I think, is going to be really limited; and also the young batters coming through, there are some seriously good players in Australia, especially top-order batters,” he added.
Australia is set to travel to England for a three-match T20I and ODI series starting from September 4. Finch will be leading the side as they gear to play their first international match since March. The series was scheduled to take place in July but the due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed.
Australia last played against New Zealand back in March but the boards of both the nations called off the entire ODI series due to the pandemic.