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
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Top-order batsman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 197) 11 January 2013 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 26 March 2015 v India
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
2012–2013 Pune Warriors India
2014 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2015–present Mumbai Indians
2014–present Yorkshire County Cricket Club (squad no. 20)
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 48 22 46 98
Runs scored 1727 756 2,240 3,684
Batting average 37.25 39.78 29.47 39.61
100s/50s 6/7 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, in Colac, Victoria) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Yorkshire Vikings, Mumbai Indians, 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 top 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 playing for Victoria in 2010.

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.[citation needed]

Aaron Finch made a promising start to the 2010 Airtel Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa, for Victorian Bushrangers.[citation needed]

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] Finch top scored with 181 not out, as the MCC XI won the match by 7 wickets.

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

Finch was selected as part of Australia's 2015 Cricket World Cup squad. In Australia's first group match against England, Finch's World Cup debut with Australia, Finch top scored with 135 runs, helping Australia to a 111 run win, and earning man of the match honours in the process.

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. Finch has been bought by the Mumbai Indians for the 2015 season.[citation needed]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Aaron Finch's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 148  Scotland United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom The Grange Club 2013 Won
2 121  England Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2014 Won
3 108  England Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2014 Lost
4 102  South Africa Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club 2014 Lost
5 109  South Africa Australia Canberra, Australia Manuka Oval 2014 Won
6 135 42  England Australia Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground 2015 Won

Twenty20 International centuries[edit]

Aaron Finch's Twenty20 International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 156  England United Kingdom Southampton, England, United Kingdom The Rose Bowl 2013 Won


ODI awards[edit]

Player of the series awards[edit]

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  England Match 1: MCG, Melbourne Jan 2014 Runs: 258 (278 balls: 24×4, 4x6), Ave – 51.60, SR – 92.81
Field: DNB, 2 catches
Won; 4–1 [7]

Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  England MCG, Melbourne 12 January 2014 DNB; 121 (128 balls: 12x4) Won [8]
2  England MCG, Melbourne 14 February 2015 135 (128 balls: 12x4, 3x6); DNB, 1 catch Won [9]

Twenty20 International awards[edit]

Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  England MCG, Melbourne 14 January 2011 53* (33 balls: 4x4, 2x6); DNB, 1 catch Won [10]
2  England The Rose Bowl, Southampton 29 August 2013 156 (63 balls: 11x4, 14x6); DNB Won [11]
3  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur 1 April 2014 DNB; 71 (45 balls: 7x4, 4x6) Won [12]


  1. ^ "Aaron Finch". espncricinfo.com. ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 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
  7. ^ "England in Australia ODI Series, 2013/14 Series". ESPNcricinfo. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "England tour of Australia, 2013/14 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 12 January 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "England tour of Australia, 2010/11 – Australia v England Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2013 – England v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "World T20, 2013/14 – Bangladesh v Australia Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 

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