Aaron Finch has replaced Tim Paine as Australia’s one-day international captain for the upcoming series against South Africa and India. Paine, Australia’s Test captain, has been left out of the 50-over side, and Finch seems set to lead the side through to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“We expect Aaron, Josh and Alex to lead the side through a big Australian summer, where we’ll meet South Africa and India,” said Trevor Hohns, Australia’s chairman of selectors. “They’ll also be driving our standards and values as we prepare our defence of the World Cup, which is only seven months away.
“Alex Carey will pull on the gloves full-time to allow Tim Paine to focus purely on captaining the Test team, which includes preparing for next year’s Ashes. Alex provides us with another strong batting option, as he displayed in last year’s Big Bash, and he’s a wonderful young leader to have around the group and out in the field.”
The three-match ODI series between Australia and South Africa will begin at Perth on Sunday, 4 November.
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa