MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates after dismissing Mitchell Marsh of Australia during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 15, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is refusing to rule out the prospect of taking over as Australia's ODI captain following the retirement of Aaron Finch.

Cricket Australia have time to make a decision on replacing Finch in the 50-over format, with the Australian team playing eight back-to-back T20s against India, the West Indies and England before the T20 World Cup, which will be held on home soil.

It means the next ODI series - to be played against England in November after the World Cup - is still two months away.

Marsh is one name who has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Finch given his vast experience as a leader in the Western Australian domestic set up in all formats of the game.

Marsh told reporters on Thursday though that there will be conversations at the appropriate time, although he simply wants to focus on the 20-over World Cup for the time being.

"I need to be very careful what I say here, you know I don't like headlines," Marsh said with a smile.

"I think there may be conversations down the track.

"But this World Cup is so important to us as a team, and for me personally it's everything I've worked for over the last couple of years.

"Cricket Australia have a bit of time to make that (captaincy) call over the next few months, and we'll see where it lands."

It's understood Marsh is one of a handful of names being floated for the role, although Pat Cummins is thought to be the front-runner.

It has been reported that Australia's Test captain, who took over from Tim Paine last year, has already been offered the role, however, has reservations over accepting the appointment due to the workload it would place on him to potentially captain all three formats as a quick bowler.

Steve Smith's name is another in the mix, while David Warner, who has a leadership ban from Cricket Australia, has also spoken about taking over.