Aaron Finch was on Friday named Australia's skipper for the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, with Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey chosen as his vice-captains. Finch, who captained Australia in the recent T20Is in Zimbabwe, was among five debutants selected for the two-Test series before the short series. "I've been extremely impressed with his impact on the Test squad over here in the UAE," coach Justin Langer said in a statement. "We know he's an exceptional player, and he's arguably the most in-form T20 player in the world at the moment."
Langer said batsman Chris Lynn and bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile were returning from injury after getting back in form.
"Lynn's... had an outstanding campaign in the JLT Cup to date and reminded us how explosive and powerful a cricketer he can be," he added.
Rising stars Adam Zampa and Ben McDermott were also named in the squad after impressing in recent tournaments.
The three fixtures will be held in Dubai on October 24, 26 and 28.
Australia squad: Aaron Finch, Mitch Marsh, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Lynn, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Darcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Mitch Starc, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa.
- Finch named Australian captain for T20I series vs Pakistan
- Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey chosen as his vice-captains
- Australia take on Pakistan in a three-match T20I series
|1||Virat Kohli India||935|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||919|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||812|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||812|
|5||Trent Boult New Zealand||795|
|1||Virat Kohli||Virat Kohli||862|
|2||David Warner||David Warner||861|
|3||AB de Villiers||AB de Villiers||847|
|4||Joe Root||Joe Root||798|
|5||Kane Williamson||Kane Williamson||779|
|1||Josh Hazlewood||Josh Hazlewood||732|
|2||Imran Tahir||Imran Tahir||718|
|3||Mitchell Starc||Mitchell Starc||701|
|4||Kagiso Rabada||Kagiso Rabada||685|
|5||Sunil Narine||Sunil Narine||683|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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