News International – Paine axed with Finch named Australia’s new ODI skipper

SYDNEY: Aaron Finch was named Australia’s new one-day captain Saturday ahead of their upcoming series against South Africa, with Test skipper Tim Paine and his deputy Mitch Marsh axed.

Summary

  • Paine axed with Finch named Australia’s new ODI skipper SYDNEY: Aaron Finch was named Australia’s new one-day captain Saturday ahead of their upcoming series against South Africa, with Test skipper Tim Paine and his deputy Mitch Marsh axed.
  • The explosive batsman is already in charge of the Twenty20 team and takes over from Paine who averaged just 7.2 in Australia’s 5-0 ODI series rout by England in June.
  • Spin veteran Nathan Lyon was another notable omission, although Shaun Marsh kept his place despite a dire recent Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
  • “We expect Aaron, Josh and Alex to lead the side through a big Australian summer…
  • Australia play three one-dayers against South Africa starting in Perth on November 4.


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