Aaron Finch Biography
Aaron Finch is a well built, aggressive right-handed batsman who plays for Australia. He comes from the town of Colac in South West Australia. He is a right-handed batsman who is widely known for his ability to play big shots and turn the game around. Moreover, he is also a part-time left-arm orthodox spinner. Although he started as a middle-order batsman, he currently plays the role of an opener for the team.
Finch earned his place in the Under-19 team in 2006 for the World Cup. The best time came for him during in the year 2009 when he had a great Big Bash Tournament. During the same season, he hit his maiden first-class century against Tasmania. He earned a spot in the team of Victoria Bushrangers as a middle-order batsman and the performance in the season earned him a place in the Rajasthan Royals’ team. He went on to play some explosive innings in 2011 and that led to his selection in Delhi Daredevils.
Finch played in Australian colors for the first time on January 12, 2011, against England in a T20 match and scored 15 runs off just 14 deliveries. Two years later, he earned a place in the ODI team in the home series. Again, he didn’t have a great inning and scored just 16 runs off 28 deliveries. He hasn’t been able to earn a place in the Test team yet but has cemented his place in the shorter formats.
Rise to Glory
Aaron has been a prominent player in the shorter formats ever since his debut. In the second match itself, he scored a blistering 53 off 33 balls and bagged the Man of the Match award. He went on play the T20 World Cup in 2014 and did well. He gave the perfect start to the triumphant run of Australia in the 2015 World Cup as he smashed 135 and won the Man of the Match award.
The only scar in his career so far has been his inability to earn a place in Test Cricket. Even Victoria hasn’t seen him as a perfect fit for their batting order. There was a gap of three years between his second and third first-class centuries.
He has played for many clubs so far. He started with Rajasthan Royals and then went on to play for Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and currently plays for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League. He participates in many leagues around the world and is a part of teams like Melbourne Renegades, Auckland Aces, Yorkshire county, Victorian Bushrangers, and Surrey.
Finch has captained the Australian T20 side for a short span of time. He replaced Bailey as the captain in 2014 but was eventually replaced by Steve Smith who was declared the unified captain of Australian cricket.
Finch holds the record for the highest individual score of 156 in a T20 game. He is the first man to score 150 in a T20 international game. He is the quickest Australian and the second quickest player in the world to reach 1000 runs in T20 international cricket, reaching there in just 29 innings. He was also the first player to score 1000 runs in the Big Bash Tournament.