33 Facts About Aaron Finch


Aaron James Finch was born on 17 November 1986 and is a former Australian international cricketer who served as the captain of the Australian cricket team in ODI and T20I cricket.


In domestic cricket, he currently plays for and captains the San Francisco Unicorns of Major League Cricket Finch currently holds the record for two of the three highest individual scores in Twenty20 Internationals, his score of 172 against Zimbabwe in July 2018 beating his previous record of 156 against England in 2013.


Aaron Finch was a part of the Australian team that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and six years later as Australia's captain, Aaron Finch led Australia to win the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup, which was the maiden T20 World Cup title for the country.


Aaron Finch made his Test debut for Australia in October 2018.


Aaron Finch is a part time commentator with Fox Cricket and Triple M Finch has played domestically for Victoria and Melbourne Renegades.


Aaron Finch is an opening batter, and occasional left arm orthodox spinner.


Aaron Finch hit his maiden first-class cricket century against Tasmania at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a partnership of 212 runs for the third wicket with David Hussey.

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Aaron Finch captained the Melbourne Renegades from 2012 through to 2020, before stepping down citing he wanted to spend more time with his family.


In December 2015, Aaron Finch became the first player to score 1,000 runs in the Big Bash.


Aaron Finch became only the second player to score over 3,000 runs in the Big Bash on the 1st of January, 2023.


Aaron Finch has played county cricket in England, first for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 2014 and 2015 before joining Surrey from 2016.


Aaron Finch has played for a variety of teams in the Indian Premier League.


Aaron Finch was first selected by Rajasthan Royals in 2010 before going on to play the next two seasons for Delhi Daredevils.


Aaron Finch was released by KXIP at the end of the season and opted out of 2019 IPL season in order to prepare for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.


Aaron Finch was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the 2020 season.


In 2022, Aaron Finch was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders as a replacement for Alex Hales for the 2022 Indian Premier League.


Aaron Finch made his international debut for Australia in a T20I against England in January 2011.


Aaron Finch's innings included 14 sixes and 11 fours.


Aaron Finch was the first player to score 150 runs in a T20I innings.


Aaron Finch was awarded the Men's T20I Player of the Year at the Allan Border Medal ceremony by Cricket Australia in 2014.


Aaron Finch was selected as part of Australia's 2015 Cricket World Cup squad.


In January 2017, Aaron Finch was named as stand-in captain for the first ODI against New Zealand in Australia's tour of New Zealand after Matthew Wade was withdrew from the side with an injury.


Aaron Finch hit 10 sixes in the innings during a world record T20I opening stand of 223 runs with D'Arcy Short which ended in the final over of the innings.


Aaron Finch had his baggy green cap presented to him by Allan Border before going on to score 62 and 49 runs in his two innings in the match.


On 16 July 2020, Aaron Finch was named in a 26-man preliminary squad of players to begin training ahead of a possible tour to England following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On 14 August 2020, Cricket Australia confirmed that the fixtures would be taking place, with Aaron Finch included in the touring party.


In November 2020, Aaron Finch was nominated for the ICC Men's T20I Cricketer of the Decade award.


On 5 March 2021, Aaron Finch became the leading run-getter for Australia in T20I format going past David Warner against New Zealand.


On 10 September 2022, Aaron Finch announced his retirement from ODI cricket ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand, but still planned to play in T20Is.


Aaron Finch continued to captain Australia's Twenty20 side and led it in it's failed defence of the T20 World Cup in October and November 2022 in Australia.


On 7 February 2023, Aaron Finch announced his retirement from international cricket.


Aaron Finch married Amy Griffith in 2018; the couple have a daughter.


Aaron Finch is a supporter of the Australian Football League team Geelong Cats.