HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: Mitch Marsh of Australia looks on prior to the start of day one of the Second Test match between Australia and South Africa at Blundstone Arena on November 12, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

After the retirement of Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh has been appointed as Australia's new T20 captain in a three-match series against the West Indies.

The prestigious honour will likely see the all-rounder be named as captain for the T20 World Cup later this year.

However, it should be noted that Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins has been rested for the three-match series against the West Indies alongside Mitchell Starc and Steve Smith.

While Marsh has been named captain against the West Indies, Australian selectors are yet to confirm who will become the next permanent T20 captain, taking over from Aaron Finch.

Chairman of selectors George Bailey confirmed that a decision over the captaincy will not be formalised until after they take on New Zealand.

"I think we will make a decision about that post the New Zealand series," Bailey said via ESPN Cricinfo.

"New Zealand will be the time when Andrew jumps back in so it's a good chance to see how those two work together. Confident that'll work, but we just haven't seen it yet.

"That's the way that's tracking. Mitch will obviously get the opportunity here and likely to get the opportunity in New Zealand as well."

Australia T20 Squad (vs West Indies): 

Mitchell Marsh (c)
David Warner
Matt Short
Travis Head
Glenn Maxwell
Tim David
Marcus Stoinis
Josh Inglis (wk)
Matthew Wade (wk)
Sean Abbott
Jason Behrendorff
Nathan Ellis
Adam Zampa
Josh Hazlewood