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Aaron Finch

Right Handed Bat
Left-arm orthodox
date of birth
Nov 17, 1986 (33 years)
Aaron James Finch is an aggressive top-order batsman, who plays for Victoria. Known for his hard-hitting and ability to finish matches, Finch earned his spot in Australia's Under-19 team for the World Cup in 2006. Though he started out as a middle-order batsman, Finch was used as a floater and batted up the order when necessary for his club side. His best season came in 2009, when he impressed in the T20 Big Bash tournament.
Interesting fact: Finch was banned from the national academy in 2007 for not keeping his room clean.

Post recovery, Finch had a great ODI tour in England in which he pummeled 2 fifties in 3 games. Surprisingly, Australia played only one T20I in 2015 in which Finch (the then Australian T20I skipper) didn't feature citing a hamstring injury. He did impress in the home series (ODIs and T20Is) against India but yet again pulled his hammy during the second T20I only to be ruled out of the tournament. To aggravate matters, Finch was axed as Australia's T20I captain weeks before the mega event (Icc World T20 2016). Although the Victorian recovered in time and came in as the number one T20I batsman, he struggled to find a spot in the playing XI for the first 2 games. Australian team management faced severe criticism for dropping such a quality opening batsman. Finch, however, was the part of the final 2 games in which he couldn't make much impact. Eventually, Australia failed to claim a spot in the semis.

A few experts believed that he can make an impact in the Australian Test side if and when he works on his feet movement. Finchy, though, continues to be one of the valuable players going around in the shortest format of the game. He has already featured in 5 IPL teams (Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians) and was a part of Gujarat Lions' squad for the 9th edition of the cash-rich (IPL) league and featured in the 10th edition of the tournament for the same side as Gujarat decided to retain him for the season.

2018 was a massive year for Finch as he ended up getting the limited-overs captaincy of the Australian team and also got his Test debut. With Steve Smith and David Warner serving bans, a change was inevitable and although Test skipper Tim Paine got the opportunity initially, it was obvious that the Aussies needed a captain who would merit a place in the XI, something Paine didn't.

Finch endured a form slump from late 2018 onward and with Australia also having a miserable year, things were getting complicated for the team as well as their captain. However, successive series wins over India and Pakistan, both in sub-continental conditions saw Finch's stocks as a captain shoot up. His personal form also improved drastically and with Warner-Smith back, Finch will lead a reasonably strong Australian side in the 2019 World Cup.

World Cup through the years
The 2019 World Cup will be Aaron Finch’s first as a captain and his second overall, after having been a part of Australia’s victorious campaign in 2015. He had a middling tournament back then, producing a fantastic century against England to begin with, before tapering off for the next few games. However, cometh the big stage, Finch was back to his best as he produced a hard-fought fifty in the semi-final against India. His partnership with Steve Smith was crucial to Australia’s chances in the game. With the added responsibility of leadership this time around, the onus is on Finch to lead from the front.



Career Stats

Batting Career Summary

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Bowling Career Summary

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