Aaron Finch is a cricketer from Australia. He was a member of Australia’s World Cup-winning squad in 2015, which beat New Zealand to lift the coveted championship. Finch is better known for his records in the shortest form of the game (Twenty20), only having played one day and test cricket for Australia. He became just the second Australian batsman to score two hundreds in Twenty20 internationals when he scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe on July 3, 2018. (T20I). He currently holds the record for the most runs scored by an opening batsman in a T20I match.He also holds the record for the highest T20I score by a captain, having scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe while captaining his side. Aaron Finch has played for teams such as the ‘Pune Warriors India,’ ‘Rajasthan Royals,’ ‘Delhi Daredevils,’ ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad,’ ‘Kings XI Punjab,’ and ‘Gujarat Lions,’ in the famous Twenty20 cricket league the ‘Indian Premier League.’ In order to concentrate on the 2019 ‘Cricket World Cup,’ he missed the 2019 edition of the ‘IPL.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Gary and Sue Finch gave birth to Aaron James Finch on November 17, 1986, in Colac, Victoria, Australia. He and his siblings, Mat and Jess Finch, were raised in Victoria. Finch began his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman before deciding to concentrate entirely on cricket.
He was a member of the ‘Colac West Cricket Club’ as a young cricketer. He was chosen to represent Australia at the ‘Under-19 Cricket World Cup,’ which was held in Sri Lanka in 2006. During the 2009–2010 season, Finch was given the chance to play for Victoria. When he played Tasmania at the ‘Melbourne Cricket Ground’ (MCG), he scored his first-class century.
Domestic & IPL Career
Aaron Finch was a member of the ‘Victorian Bushrangers’ in the 2010 ‘Airtel Champions League Twenty20′ competition. In the same year, he was selected by the Rajasthan Royals of the Indian Premier League. The next year, he was purchased for $300,000 by another ‘IPL’ franchise, the Delhi Daredevils.
At the inaugural season of the ‘Big Bash League,’ he was a member of the ‘Melbourne Renegades’ (BBL). Finch had an incredible year in 2012, when he was named captain of the ‘Melbourne Renegades.’ He was also named the ‘Big Bash League’ player of the year in the same year.
Meanwhile, he continued to play domestic cricket for Victoria, his home team. He set a record of 154 runs against Queensland in a domestic one-day match at the Gabba on October 7, 2012. He played for the ‘Pune Warriors India’ in the 2013 IPL after spending the previous two seasons with the ‘Delhi Daredevils.’
Finch will join the ‘Yorkshire County Cricket Club’ in May 2014, according to the ‘Yorkshire County Cricket Club’ announcement in February 2014. In the ‘IPL Player Auction,’ he was purchased by ‘Sunrisers Hyderabad’ for $640,000 USD on February 12, 2014. In July, he helped the ‘MCC XI’ secure a 50-over exhibition match to commemorate the third ‘Lord’s Cricket Ground’s’ 200th anniversary.
Finch was purchased for $530,000 by the ‘Mumbai Indians’ in 2015. However, owing to an injury, he was unable to participate in the 2015 ‘IPL’ season.
He went on to become the first player in the ‘BBL’ to score 1000 runs during a match against the ‘Brisbane Heat’ on December 20, 2015, after returning from his injury.
In 2016, he joined the ‘Gujarat Lions,’ where he spent the next two ‘IPL’ seasons before joining the ‘Kings XI Punjab.’
In a Twenty20 county match on July 14, 2018, he scored 131 runs for Surrey.
Career In Internationals
On January 12, 2011, Finch made his international T20 debut against England. On January 11, 2013, he made his one-day international (ODI) debut against Sri Lanka, two years later.
He first came to prominence in 2013, when he scored the highest ever T20I individual score against England at the ‘Rose Bowl,’ Southampton, on August 29, 2013. Finch broke New Zealander Brendon McCullum’s previous record of 123 runs in 63 balls by scoring 156 runs off 63 balls.
For the 2015 ‘Cricket World Cup,’ he was a member of the national team. He scored 135 runs in his first ‘World Cup’ match against England, helping Australia win by 111 runs.
He joined the Australian squad for the 2016 ‘ICC World T20′ the following year. Despite being ranked as the best international T20 batsman at the time, Finch was overlooked for the first two matches of the tournament.
When Matthew Wade was injured before the first game of the ‘Chappell-Hadlee Trophy’ against New Zealand on January 30, 2017, he was named as the stand-in captain for the Australian one-day team. As Wade was ruled out of the series, Finch managed to captain the Australian team for the duration of the tournament.
He became the first batsman to score 150 or more runs in two T20I matches when he scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe on July 3, 2018. Finch set many other milestones during his 172-run innings. He was chosen to appear in the test series against Pakistan in September 2018. He made his Test debut against Pakistan on October 7, 2018.
Finch became the 29th Australian player to play 100 one-day international matches for his country. In March 2019, he accomplished the feat when playing against India at the ‘Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium’ in Hyderabad. He was elected captain of Australia’s one-day international squad for the 2019 “Cricket World Cup” in 2019.