Cricket Australia on Friday named squad and new captain for the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Aaron Finch unveiled as Australia’s T20 captain ahead of the upcoming Qantas Tour of the UAE series against Pakistan, with Mitch Marsh and Alex Carey chosen as his vice-captains.
Finch, who captained Australia in the recent T20s in Zimbabwe, was among five debutants selected for the two-Test series before the short series.
“I´ve been extremely impressed with his impact on the Test squad over here in the UAE,” coach Justin Langer said in a statement.
“We know he´s an exceptional player, and he´s arguably the most in-form T20 player in the world at the moment.”
Coach Justin Langer said the new captain and vice-captains were part of the same selection process used to identify the leaders of the Men’s Test team.
“Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge Aaron, Mitch and Alex on being announced as the new captain and vice-captains of the Australian T20 squad,” Langer said.
Langer said batsman Chris Lynn and bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile were returning from injury after getting back in form.
“Lynn´s… had an outstanding campaign in the JLT Cup to date and reminded us how explosive and powerful a cricketer he can be,” he added.
Rising stars Adam Zampa and Ben McDermott were also named in the squad after impressing in recent tournaments.
The three fixtures will be held in Dubai on October 24, 26 and 28.
- Aaron Finch (c)
- Mitch Marsh
- Alex Carey
- Ashton Agar
- Nathan Coulter-Nile
- Chris Lynn
- Nathan Lyon
- Glenn Maxwell
- Ben McDermott
- Darcy Short
- Billy Stanlake
- Mitch Starc
- Andrew Tye
- Adam Zampa