Finch set to make major call on Australia future amid skipper’s major batting struggles

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Finch set to make major call on Australia future amid skipper’s major batting struggles

Aaron Finch is reportedly set to make a call on his cricketing future on Saturday, as the Australian skipper’s struggles with the bat reach crisis point.

News Corp reports Finch will front the media on Saturday in Cairns, but the outcome of his announcement remains unknown.

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However, the report claims Finch is likely to call time on his international ODI career.

The 35-year-old has struggled badly for batting form.

Since notching 62 against Sri Lanka in an ODI back in June, Finch has averaged 3.7 runs a match.

However, Finch is one of a number of Aussie stars who have struggled at the crease in the recent ODI series’ against Zimbabwe and New Zealand, with Marcus Stoinis and Marnus Labuschagne also battling to find form lately.

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Should Finch confirm his retirement from international 50-over cricket, he’ll almost certainly bow out with Australia’s final ODI against New Zealand.

Finch has already helped Australia retain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy as the hosts took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODI series on Wednesday.

Although Finch hasn’t set the world alight recently in ODI’s, he remains a pivotal presence in the T20 squad and led the Aussies to a maiden T20 World Cup last year.

With the next iteration of the tournament on Australian soil, Finch will once again lead the T20 squad as skipper as they look to defend their title.

Once the third and final ODI in the series against New Zealand has wrapped up, Finch and his troops will have seven T20 warm-up games before the World Cup commences against the Kiwis at the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 22.

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