Yash Mittal ∙ Aug 23 2022, 7:00 PM

"It's a great opportunity for Australian cricket", Finch eyeing T20 & ODI WC glory

image-l75l6hz9Australia won the T20 World Cup last year [Image Credits: Twitter]

Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch believes that the upcoming 12-18 months is a golden opportunity for the men's team to emulate the success of their women counterparts at ICC events.

The Aussie women's team are the reigning T20 and 50-over champions and, last month, the Meg Lanning-led unit clinched the coveted Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Finch, who led the men's team to its maiden T20 WC triumph last November, wants to cap off his international career by adding another T20 and ODI WC to the silverware cabinet.

While he admitted that winning both the World Cups is easier said than done given the strength of other sides', the opener is confident of emulating Lanning's team. 

Here's what Aaron Finch said

"It's a great opportunity for Australian cricket over the next 18 months. The girls (Australia's national women's team) have certainly led the way in that regard – they've been the benchmark of world cricket in the women's game for such a long period of time, and I feel there's an opportunity for us to try and emulate that to a point." 

Can Finch lead Australia to glory at the upcoming T20 & ODI World Cups?

Australia will host the forthcoming T20 World Cup in the month of October and November, and it will provide a golden chance for the likes of David Warner, Finch, Mitchell Starc and co to cap off their international T20 careers with another title.

History is against Finch's men though, as no team has ever defended their T20 World Cup title in the past 7 editions.

Following the T20 WC, all eyes will shift to the 50-over championship, which will take place in India next year.

Having earmarked the 50-over event as the swansong of his international career, Finch will look to add 6th title to Australia's kitty next winter.

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