After being overheard using foul language on the stump mic, Australian captain Aaron Finch received a formal reprimand. The first T20I loss to England resulted in the seasoned hitter being deemed to have violated Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in the ninth over of the innings. The act offence is defined as “use of an audible obscenity during an International Match” in Article 2.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct.
Finch, who will captain Australia in the forthcoming T20 World Cup in 2022, received one penalty point for the infraction and it was recorded in his disciplinary record. The right-hander has been leading his team admirably for a long time, and it was evident in the previous T20 World Cup, which Australia won after defeating New Zealand in the championship match. The 35-year-old recently announced his retirement from the 50-over format after a protracted stretch of uneven results. Despite recently moving down to the middle order, he still contributes in the T20I format. If he starts alongside David Warner in the T20 World Cup in 2022, that is still to be determined.
Finch recently achieved a remarkable feat in the T20I format, which says much about his level of consistency in the shorter formats. Finch has become the quickest player to reach 3000 T20I runs in terms of balls, despite not having a very prolific two to three years, and he accomplished the mark against England in the first T20I. At the Sydney Cricket Ground on October 22, reigning champions Australia take on New Zealand in the tournament’s opening match. They are currently down 1-0 in a three-match T20I series against England that they are hosting. Australia will play their sole exhibition match against India following the conclusion of the series before beginning their Super 12 campaign.