Finnley Hugh Allen, popularly known as Finn Allen is a Kiwi Cricketer born on 22nd April 1999 in the city of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a right-handed batsman known for his aggressive starts at the top and also for his ability to aggregate heaps of runs consistently.
Since Finn Allen was a master of scoring runs quickly, he made his T20 debut before playing List-A or first-class matches. Allen received his maiden T20 cap on 3rd January 2017 in a game against Central Districts. The wicketkeeper-batsman made his List A debut against Central Districts on 17th February 2018. Allen finally made his first-class debut for Auckland at his home ground versus Central Districts on 9th March 2018.
Finn Allen could not impress much on his domestic T20 debut. He got an opportunity to bat at the number five position. Glenn Phillips had already scored a ton for Auckland, but Allen departed to the pavilion after scoring five runs off ten deliveries. However, he improved quickly and ended the 2020-21 Dream11 Super Smash as the tournament’s leading run-getter. Allen has not been that successful in the longer formats. His highest score in 12 first-class matches is 66, while his first-class batting average is less than 20. Notably, Allen has not recorded a single stumping in his domestic career yet. These numbers show Finn Allen still has to learn a lot of things on the field.
After ending the 2020-21 Dream11 Super Smash as the tourney’s most successful batter, Finn Allen received a place in the New Zealand Cricket Team T20I squad for the home series against Bangladesh. Allen made his T20I debut at Hamilton, but he got out for a first-ball duck.
In the subsequent game, Finn struck two fours and a six during his knock of 17 runs. Allen lost his wicket on the tenth delivery. His inexperience was evident in his first two international matches, but Allen’s big hits have cemented the fact that he has the potential to become a big name in New Zealand cricket.
Finn Allen is yet to make his IPL debut. He went unsold in the IPL 2021 Player Auction. However, just before the 14th IPL season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore signed Allen as Joshua Philippe’s replacement.
Hailing from Auckland, Finn Allen came into the limelight with his brilliant performances in the Dream11 Super Smash competition. RCB’s Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson called him up to ask about his availability for IPL 2021 after learning about Joshua Philippe’s decision to pull out. The Kiwi youngster obliged and is a member of the RCB team now.