Aaron Finch to lead Australia in Pakistan T20Is series
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Aaron Finch to lead Australia in Pakistan T20Is series

Melbourne, Oct 5: Aaron Finch named Australia's skipper for the upcoming T20I series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on Friday, while Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey chosen as his vice-captains.

Australian coach Justin Langer said, "Our Test team in UAE has performed exceptionally well and Finch also impressed a lot. We know that he is a talented player and is one the most in-form T20 player in the world at the moment."

Langer said batsman Chris Lynn and bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile are also returning to the team from injury.

"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.

Australia and Pakistan will play three Twenty20 matches on 24, 26 and 28 October in Dubai.

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. (UNI)