After a poor run with the bat, Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch abruptly announced his retirement from one-day cricket on Saturday, saying it was time to pass the torch.
On Sunday in Cairns, the 35-year-old will play his 146th and final ODI against New Zealand, finishing a stellar 50-over career in which he has amassed 5,401 runs.
Only the greats Ricky Ponting (29), David Warner, and Mark Waugh had more centuries than him (17). (both 18).
The Twenty20 team led by Finch will continue to prepare to defend its World Cup championship at home early next month.
Finch, who has skippered the one-day side 54 times, said, “It has been a tremendous trip with some incredible experiences.