Aaron Finch, the aggressive Aussie opener, has been a regular for his national side since his debut in 2013. Starting off as a middle-order batsman, he used to regularly get pushed up the order in his earlier days. Aaron Finch’s hard-hitting earned him a call up to the national team in Australia’s U-19 team for the World Cup in 2006. Since then, he has gone on to captain both the ODI and the T20 team. Now a certainty in Australia’s limited-overs teams, he has earned the no. 1 position in the T20 rankings in 2018. A consistent run-getter, he is set to represent the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
|Date of Birth||17 November 1986|
|Height||5 ft 7 inches|
|Playing Role||Right-hand batsman|
The tank-like build of Finch enables him to smash the ball out of the park with ease. Known for his big-hitting, the variety of shots in his arsenal often go underrated. A specialist of the shorter formats of the game, he has played just 5 test matches for Australia. Along with David Warner, he has formed a lethal opening partnership that opponents often struggle to contain.
|Format||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest score||Average||Strike Rate||100||200||50||4s||6s|
Aaron Finch got his first taste of international cricket against eternal rivals England back in 2013. Since then, he has cemented himself as one of the best opening batsmen in the world. In a total of 58 T20 matches, he has amassed 1878 runs at an impressive strike rate of 156.5.
In comparison to his T20 statistics, Finch’s IPL career has not yet showcased his stellar side to the fullest. Given the form he is entering the upcoming Indian Premier League in, opposition bowlers better be at the top of their game or they are in for a tough match. Finch has a knack for smacking the ball out of the park.
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