Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch became the captain of Australia cricket team on behalf of Steve Smith in the upcoming three - match T20 series against Sri Lanka.
The 30 years old batsman will lead immature team in the upcoming four test series against India.
David Warner , Steve Smith , Glenn Maxwell , Usman Khawaja , Josh Hazelwood , Matthew Wade and Mitchell Starc are sidelined due to preparations for the upcoming series against India.
The Melbourne Renegades batsman said "It is very exciting to be back and leading the side in Steve's absence."
" It's been a roller - coaster from being captain leading up to the ICC world twenty 20 ( 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."