Aaron Finch’s participation in the upcoming three-match ODI series is in jeopardy after the right-handed batsman exacerbated his problems with the right knee injury when he played in the fifth T20I against the West Indies.
With Finch’s availability in doubt, questions are being asked about his potential successor.
The possible options in the Aussie tour company are the duet of Alex Carey and Matthew Wade.
While Carey served as deputy for Finch in the last ODI series Australia played (against India last November), Matthew Wade led Australia in the final T20I against India in Finch’s absence.
There are other options in the form of Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques and Mitchell Marsh.
“It’s an interesting question. “We have Alex there, Josh Hazlewood has been vice-captain there for a while, Matthew Wade has been captain before, Moises has led a lot of games in the past, so you have a lot of guys with leadership experience,” said Mitchell Starc. told cricket.com.au.
‘Wade said it the other day, it’s easier as a captain in international cricket when guys know their roles. If Finch misses, I’m sure whoever takes on the role will do a good job and we’ll get behind them, ‘Starc added.
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With people like West Agar, Riley Meredith and Mitchell Swepson not yet playing in a one-day international, Mitchell Starc said the senior pros in the group lead the less experienced players.
‘Of course it comes down to a conversation between practice and off the field. This is the nature of these hubs – you can not really leave the hotel, so you spend a little more time together as a group. “Whether it’s going to be chats or chats through the hotel,” he said.
‘We have guys who now have some experience in international cricket. For Josh, Zamps and I might play a little more white ball cricket than the rest. You keep yourself accessible to them and see how the training goes. “In any case, these ongoing discussions take place quite naturally during a cricket tour,” Starc said.
The ODI series of three matches between host West Indies and Australia starts on July 21 in Barbados.