Aaron Finch Announces Retirement from One Day Internationals
Aaron Finch plans to fight in the Twenty20 World Cup next month, despite the white-ball captain’s announcement to retire from one-day cricket.
“It’s been a great ride with some incredible memories,” Finch said. “I have been extremely fortunate to be part of some wonderful one-day teams. Equally, I have been blessed by everyone I have played with and many people behind the scenes.
“The time has come to give a new leader the best chance to prepare for the next World Cup and win. I thank all those who have helped and supported me in my journey so far.”
Australia head coach Justin Langer and Aaron Finch celebrate after beating New Zealand
Out of form and with doubts over his place in the team, the 35-year-old Finch confirmed that Sunday’s ODI against New Zealand will be his last for Australia in the format.
Aaron James Finch is an Australian international cricketer who was born on November 17, 1986. He has been the captain of the Australian cricket team in T20I and ODI. Finch currently holds two of the three records for the highest individual scores in Twenty20 Internationals (T20I). His score of 172 against Zimbabwe in July 2018 beat his previous record of 156 against England in 2013.
Biography – About Aaron Finch
Finch made his international debut against England in 2009, three years after he played for his country in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in 2006. Over the years, many teams in Twenty20 leagues around the world have tried to sign Finch. In 2018, he was made captain of the Australian teams that play only a few games. During the 2019 ICC World Cup, he was the team’s captain.
Aaron Finch – Along the Years
Year Age Achievement
2006 19 Played in 2006 Under-19 World Cup
2009 23 Maiden first-class century
2011 25 T20I debut
2013 27 ODI debut
2015 29 Selected for the 2019 World Cup squad
2018 32 Made the highest individual score in T20I
2018 32 Test debut
2019 33 Named the captain for the 2019 Cricket World Cup
Finch has the record for the highest score by an individual in a Twenty20 International, with 172 runs. This is also the highest score by an opener and a captain. He is also the first player to score 150 runs in an inning of T20I cricket. He also has the record for the most fours hit in a T20I innings, with 16. In 2015, Finch was the first batter in the Big Bash League to score 100 runs.
Praise and Honors
Finch was named the best player in the Big Bash League in 2012. At the Allan Border Medal ceremony in 2014, Cricket Australia gave him the Men’s T20I Player of the Year award.
Finch was chosen for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup because of how well he played for the Colac West Cricket Club. In the 2009-10 season, against Tasmania, he got his first century in a first-class game. Finch was the captain of Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League in 2012, and he was the best player in the league that year. He joined Yorkshire County Cricket Club two years after that. In 2015, Finch was the first player in the Big Bash League to score 1000 runs.
Over the years, Finch has played for many IPL teams. He was bought by Rajasthan Royals for the first time in 2010. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils for $300,000 USD the following year. After two years, Pune Warriors India picked him up.
Finch played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in 2014 and for the Mumbai Indians team in 2015. In 2017, Gujarat Lions paid $150,000 to buy him. The next year, Kings XI Punjab picked him up, but he was let go before the 2019 season. Finch skipped the IPL season in 2019 so he could get ready for the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Finch’s first international T20I game was in 2011 against the England cricket team. After two years, he played his first ODI against Sri Lanka. In 2013, he hit 156 runs off of 63 balls in a T20I, which was the highest score ever for a single player in a T20I. He was picked for the 2015 World Cup team, and in the first game against England, he scored a hundred.
In 2017, he was named the team’s stand-in captain for the first ODI against New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. He led the team for the rest of the series as well. In 2018, Finch scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe, which broke his previous record for the most runs scored by an individual in a T20I. With this, he also became the only batsman in T20I cricket to score 150 or more runs twice. This was also the highest score ever made by a captain in an inning of T20I.
Finch’s first Test match was in 2018 against Pakistan. In 2019, he was chosen to lead his country’s team at the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Aaron Finch was born in Colac, Victoria, Australia, to Gary and Sue Finch.