Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch has put a date on his retirement plans.
Finch plans to retire after the 2023 World Cup in India and will have a busy few years leading up to what could be his last tournament in international cricket.
The skipper will set his eyes on leading the side out in two T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 as well captaining the team in a one-day tournament.
Ever since the world has come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic, the extended break meant that it gave Finch hope that he can prolong his career until at least 2023.
“My end date at this stage is the World Cup final of the 2023 World Cup in India. That’s my goal and I’m sticking to it,” Finch told Whateley on SEN.
“That’s what I had my mindset on a fair way out but I think this period has just confirmed it. That will see me through to 36 (years on) obviously with form and injury permitting.
“But I think having this break, as difficult as it’s been for so many people, I think for athletes – especially ones that are traveling non-stop and playing 10 or 11 months of the year, it’s been that mental freshen up that people needed that haven’t had the opportunity to do so.
“If I thought that I was going to be pushing it to get to that date, this break’s definitely confirmed that I’ll be ready to go right through to that period.”
Finch averages 41.0 in One Day International and 38.2 in T20, and will lead a touring Australian to England for a limited-overs tour which includes three T20 and three ODI.