MELBOURNE, Aug 19: The coronavirus-forced break has helped Australia�s limited overs skipper Aaron Finch to reassess his career as he aims to extend his career till the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
Finch said he is targeting to end his career on a high with a World Cup final appearance in 2023.
�My end date at this stage is the World Cup final of the 2023 World Cup in India. That�s my goal and I�m sticking to it,� Finch was quoted as saying by SEN radio network.
�That�s what I had my mind set on a fair while (ago), but I think this period has just confirmed it. That will see me through to 36 (years old), obviously with form and everything permitting, and injuries.�
The 33-year-old right-handed batsman said the five month-long forced break has rejuvenated him and he now desires to lead Australia in next three major ICC events � the T20 World Cups in 2021 and 2022 followed by the ODI World Cup in 2023.
�Having this break, as difficult as it�s been for so many people, for athletes and especially ones that are travelling nonstop and playing for 10 or 11 months of the year, it�s been that mental freshen up that people probably needed but haven�t had the opportunity to do.
�If I thought I was going to be pushing it to get to that date, this break has confirmed that I�ll be ready to go right through to that period,� he said. � PTI