Finch to captain Australia for Pakistan T20s in Dubai

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NEW DELHI: Aaron Finch was Friday named Australia’s skipper for the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, with Mitch Marsh and Alex Carey chosen as his vice-captains. Aggressive top-order batsman Chris Lynn has also returned to the side after recovering from a shoulder injury.

The 31-year-old Finch has previously captained the side in Twenty20 internationals but was replaced in 2016 as Australia consolidated Steve Smith’s leadership across all three formats. Rising stars Adam Zampa and Ben McDermott were also named in the squad after impressing in recent tournaments.

“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.” The three fixtures will be held in Dubai on October 24, 26 and 28.

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