Cape Town - Aaron Finch has been unveiled as Australia’s T20 captain ahead of the upcoming tour of the UAE series against Pakistan.
Finch will be supported by Mitch Marsh and Alex Carey who have been named joint vice-captains.
The trio headline the 14-man squad selected by the National Selection Panel for the three-game series which commences in Abu Dhabi on October 24.
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.”
“They are outstanding young men and extremely talented cricketers. To be endorsed by their peers, and to then back it up with powerful presentations, just showcased their leadership qualities and vision for Australian cricket.”
“Aaron has already captained Australia in the recent T20s we played in Zimbabwe, and I’ve been extremely impressed with his impact on the Test squad over here in the UAE. We know he’s an exceptional player, and he’s arguably the most in form T20 player in the world at the moment.”
“As we outlined when he was selected as joint Test vice-captain last week, Mitch has experience captaining Australia A and WA, and he’s an extremely popular member of the team. He’s a very talented and humble young man who leads through his actions and shows genuine care for his teammates.”