Aaron Finch

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Aaron Finch
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Personal information
Full name Aaron James Finch
Born (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 28)
Colac, Victoria, Australia
Nickname Finchy, Finch Hitter
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm off-break
Role Top-order batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 197) 11 January 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 21 November 2014 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 16
T20I debut (cap 49) 12 January 2011 v England
Last T20I 9 November 2014 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Victoria (squad no. 5)
2011–2012 Delhi Daredevils
2011–present Melbourne Renegades
2012–present Auckland Aces
2013 Pune Warriors India
2014–present Sunrisers Hyderabad
Yorkshire (squad no. 20)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 36 22 46 98
Runs scored 1304 756 2,240 3,684
Batting average 37.25 39.78 29.47 39.61
100s/50s 5/5 1/5 3/15 9/19
Top score 148 156 122 154
Balls bowled 52 12 320 241
Wickets 2 0 4 7
Bowling average 22.50 61.50 29.85
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/2 1/0 2/44
Catches/stumpings 16/– 5/– 46/– 38/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 13 December 2014

Aaron James Finch (born 17 November 1986, Colac, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club (Yorkshire Vikings), Sunrisers Hyderabad, Victoria, the Melbourne Renegades and the Australia national cricket team. A right-handed batsman, he played in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.[2] Finch is a middle order batsman, but has been used up the order when playing for club side Geelong.

Finch currently holds the record for the highest innings in a Twenty20 International match, 156, scored against England on 29 August 2013.[3]

Cricket career[edit]

Finch got his opportunity in the State side in the 2009/10 season. He hit his maiden first class century against Tasmania at the MCG. He was contributed to a 212 run stand for the 3rd wicket with David Hussey. He was eventually out caught behind for 102.

Aaron Finch made a promising start to the 2010 Airtel Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa, for Victorian Bushrangers. Whilst playing against the Chennai Super Kings, commentators commented upon a recent interview by one of Finch's teammates who said he believed that Finch has 'test quality batting'. Finch scored 41 runs from 17 balls in that particular match. He also made a match winning half century later in the tournament.

Finch received "Man of the Match" honours in a Twenty 20 game against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 14 January 2011. He scored 122 runs as of 18:00BST.

In a one-day match on 7 October 2012, while filling in as captain, Finch struck a record 154 runs at the Gabba against an unthreatening Queensland bowling attack. This is the highest score for a Victorian in domestic one day cricket.

Aaron Finch played for the Melbourne Renegades in the inaugural Big Bash League season in 2011. In 2012, he became the captain of the Melbourne Renegades, and was the Big Bash League player of the year.[3]

On 29 August 2013, Finch set a new record for Twenty20 international cricket when he scored 156 runs off 63 balls for Australia against England at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Finch's innings included 14 sixes (also a record) and 11 fours. The previous record was 123 runs, scored by Brendon McCullum of New Zealand.[3]

Aaron Finch is currently negotiating with Australian takeaway icon, Chiko Rolls, to become their highest paid spokesman.

On 11 February 2014, Yorkshire County Cricket Club announced the signing of Finch and that he will join up with Yorkshire in May 2014, after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League season.[4]

In July 2014, he played for the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.[5]

On December 3, 2014, Finch, along with Tom Cooper and Michael Clarke were three of the pallbearers at Phillip Hughes' funeral.[6]

Indian Premier League[edit]

He was picked up by the Delhi Daredevils IPL franchise in the 2011 IPL Player Auction for US$300,000. He continued with them for two seasons and was later picked up by Pune Warriors India in 2013. He had two half centuries and a Player of the Match award to his name in the 2013 Indian Premier League.On 12 February 2014,he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL Player Auction for Rs.4 Crore.Till 7th match of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, He had one half century and a Man of the Match award to his name in the IPL 2014 season.

List of international centuries[edit]

ODI centuries[edit]

S No Runs Balls Against Venue Year Result
1 148 114  Scotland The Grange Club, Edinburgh, Scotland 2013 Won
2 121 128  England MCG, Melbourne, Australia 2014 Won
3 108 111  England WACA Ground, Perth, Australia 2014 Lost
4 102 116  South Africa Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe 2014 Lost
5 109 127  South Africa Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia 2014 Won

Twenty20 International centuries[edit]

S No Runs Balls For Against Venue Year Result
1 156 63  Australia  England The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England 2013 Won

Domestic Twenty20 centuries[edit]

S No Runs Balls For Against Venue Year Result
1 111* 65 Renegades Stars Docklands, Melbourne, Australia 2012 Won


  1. ^ "Aaron Finch". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Youth One-Day International Matches played by Aaron Finch (10)". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b c John Mehaffey (30 August 2013). "Finch breaks McCullum's T20 world record". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "BBC Sport – Aaron Finch: Yorkshire sign Australia's big-hitting opener". Bbc.com. 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  5. ^ "MCC v Rest of the World – 5 July". Lord's. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Lessons of Hughes' life unforgettable in death

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Preceded by
Angelo Mathews
Pune Warrior India captains
Succeeded by
Last Captain
Preceded by
George Bailey
Australian national cricket captain (T20I)
Succeeded by