Aaron Finch Takes Over as Australia T20 Captain

With George Bailey stepping down to focus on the World Cup, Aaron Finch takes command of the Australian T20 unit.

updated: September 08, 2014 08:29 IST
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Aaron Finch in action during the triangular ODI series involving Australia, South Africa and hosts Zimbabwe.


Sydney: Top-ranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup.

The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming the series against Pakistan in UAE.

The 27-year-old has racked up an average of 41.25 in 18 Twenty20 internationals, including a stunning 156 off 63 balls against England last year.

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