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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Aaron Finch

There is a reason why Aaron Finch is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world in limited-overs cricket. Against England, in the ODI series in January 2018, Finch smashed two back-to-back centuries after coming down to open the innings for his side. Just a few weeks later in the T20I tri-series, the right-hand batsman smashed an unbeaten 20 in 8 balls, followed by a 22-ball 36* as he helped his side in winning both the matches. Known for his hard-hitting batting and finishing abilities, the victoria batsman came under the radar back in 2006, playing for his country in the U-19 World Cup. His aggressive batting style made him a regular for Australia in limited-overs cricket. In 88 ODIs, he has amassed 3200 runs at an average of 38.55 with a strike rate of 90.06. He has also played 36 T20Is in which he has scored 1,206 runs at an average of 40.2 with whopping strike rate of 151.7. The Indian Premier League has only increased Finch's reputation. He has played 65 matches over the years, in which he has scored 1,603 runs with a strike rate of 130.43.


Aaron Finch Gesture: How Australian skipper helped a student in 'remote learning'

July 14, 2020 1:16 pm

Cricket Australia's official website,, reported that "...learning from home in term two proved particularly challenging for young cricket lover Alex Altube, a grade two student at Blackburn Lake Primary School in Melbourne's east. At least it was until Finch stepped in to help."

Finch keeping himself busy with planning for 2023 World Cup in India

June 26, 2020 3:34 pm

The T20 World Cup in Australia later this year looks unlikely due to the COVID-19 pandemic while India have the rights for the 2021 edition. India also host the 50-over showpiece event in 2023 and Finch feels it is time zero in on a pool for sub-continental conditions.

When Aaron Finch sought advice from umpire Michael Gough to break Kohli-Rohit stand

June 10, 2020 2:10 pm

"I remember a match between India and Australia, and Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were putting on a huge partnership," Michael Gough told Wisden Cricket Monthly.

'India Test series played in right spirit': Aaron Finch dismisses Michael Clarke's claim

June 05, 2020 5:36 pm

In April, Michael Clarke had triggered a controversy when he claimed that the Australians had "sucked up" to Virat Kohli in recent years to protect their lucrative IPL deals.

'Stakeholders will have to compromise, put in effort to rebuild cricket': Aaron Finch

May 23, 2020 5:20 pm

Aaron Finch, who is on the board of Australian players' union, said it is not only about the IPL and all stakeholders have to make compromises to get cricket to thrive again.

Australian skipper Aaron Finch prepared for T20 World Cup postponement

April 23, 2020 11:38 am

Apart from the T20 World Cup, Australia are also set to host India for a bilateral series which includes a four-Test rubber.

Aaron Finch explains why Mitchell Starc came in to bat at No 5 in 3rd ODI

January 20, 2020 1:21 pm

Mitchell Starc batted ahead of recognised batsmen Alex Carey, Ashton Agar and Ashton Turner. This was the first time Starc batted ahead of the number seven position in an ODI.

Virat Kohli greatest ODI player of all-time, Rohit Sharma in top-five: Aaron Finch

January 20, 2020 1:20 pm

For Finch, what stood out was that India overhauled the 287-run target with ease despite opener Shikhar Dhawan not coming out to bat due to a shoulder injury

Aaron Finch expects India to fight back hard in second ODI

January 16, 2020 5:00 pm

Australia gave the hosts a reality check with a crushing 10-wicket win in the lung-opener on Tuesday, riding on David Warner and Aaron Finch's unbeaten hundreds.

Aaron Finch: Laid-back but lethal

January 16, 2020 8:21 am

Aussie skipper Aaron Finch's mild persona hides a competitive streak and a cricketing brain that keeps ticking overtime.


David Warner-Aaron Finch's record partnership guides Australia to 10-wicket win over India in 1st ODI

January 14, 2020 8:57 pm

The unbeaten opening partnership of 258 runs between David Warner and Aaron Finch is the highest partnership for any wicket against India in ODI cricket

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 'Favourites' Australia eye treble

June 01, 2017 12:23 am

Two-time ICC Champions Trophy winners, Australia have set their target as they look to become the only team to win the title thrice in the history of the ICC tournament.

All-round Ben Stokes helps England register first win

January 24, 2014 6:42 pm

After struggling to exhibit a convincing performance Down Under, England win the third ODI by 57 runs.