Australia in no hurry to appoint new ODI skipper | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: Australia will likely wait until after the T20 World Cup to unveil Aaron Finch’s replacement as captain for a day, coach Andrew McDonald said.
Finch withdrew from ODIs after leading Australia to a 3-0 sweep of New Zealand in Cairns on Sunday, but the fly-half remains in charge of the T20 squad.
McDonald said the staff were more focused on Australia’s home T20 World Cup defense than Finch’s successor.
“It’s probably the end of the World Cup (T20), isn’t it?” he told reporters.
“We have some time to consider what those options look like.
“We have the World Cup (T20) ahead of us, so it’s more pressing at this stage than filling the captaincy void.”
Drummer Steve Smith and current Test skipper Pat Cummins are seen as good candidates to replace Finch.
Smith led the Test and one-day sides before being suspended from international cricket for a year and banned from managerial roles for two years following the Newlands ball-tampering scandal in 2018.
Paceman Cummins took over the Test side after Tim Paine left the role in preparing the Ashes. He helped Australia rise to No. 1 in the ICC World Test Rankings.
Australia’s next ODI matches will be against England at home from November 17, days after the T20 World Cup final on November 13.

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