Australia opener Aaron Finch has been announced as Australia’s T20 captain for the T20s against Sri Lanka.
There will be an entirely new T20 squad as most of the main players will be preparing for the tour of India.
Finch returns to captain the T20 squad after being removed from captaincy a year ago.
It's very exciting to be back and leading the side in Steve's absence. It's been a rollercoaster from being captain leading up to the ICC World Twenty20 (in 2016), being injured and then Steve taking over the reins for that tournament but it's something that, any time you get the chance to captain your country in any format, you're very chuffed about.
Interim national selector Trevor Hohns said, “In the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner amongst others, we believe Aaron is the logical choice to lead the side. He's done it before and he has a great deal of experience in the format as both a captain and a batsman.”
This is a very unusual situation where Australia will be playing the final T20 just a day before the India Tests start.
David Warner previously described it as “very, very poor scheduling” and a lot of the players have been unhappy with this cramped schedule.
The series begins at the MCG on February 17, 2017 and consists of 3 T20s.
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