Maxwell, Marsh Earns a Test Call Up Whereas Finch was named the Twenty20 Skipper 

Opener Aaron Finch has been announced as the skipper of the Australian Twenty20 side after George Bailey stepped down from his position on Sunday to concentrate on First Class matches. Finch will become the country’s seventh T20 skipper and will lead the side in the one-off T20 against Pakistan on October 5.

Aussie National Selector Rod Marsh said that When Bailey indicated that he was stepping down from the position, they thought that Finch is the obvious choice to succeed him.

Finch, after hearing the news quoted “I’ve just set out to be the best player that I can and luckily an opportunity like this has come my way. I have been fortunate enough to play under some fantastic captains, including Michael Clarke and George Bailey and I have learnt a lot from them. It goes without saying that I will do my utmost in this role as we lead into the ICC World T20 in about eighteen months’ time. It’s going to be very exciting.”

On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O’Keefe and Mitchell Marsh have earned a call up to the Test side after some brilliant performances in the past year. David Warner comes back in the test side to meet Pakistan at UAE whereas Sean Abbott is the only new face in the ODI team.

Test squad David Warner, Chris Rogers, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (capt), Steven Smith, Shane Watson, Phillip Hughes, Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Steve O’Keefe, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

ODI squad David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

T20 squad Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce.



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