Aaron James Finch is an Australian international cricketer who captains the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket


Finch currently holds the record for two of the three highest individual scores in Twnty20 Internationals, His score of 172 against Zimbabwe in July 2018 beating his previous record of 156 against England in 2013. In July 2018, he became the first player to reach 900 rating points on the official International Cricket Council T20I rankings

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He made his Test debut for Australia in October 2018. He is also a part time commentator with Fox Cricket. Finch plays domestically for Victoria, Surrey and Melbourne Renegades. He is top order batsman, and occasional left arm orthodox spinner

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As a junior, Finch played at Colac West Cricket Club in the Colac & District Cricket Association(CDCA) as a wicket-keeper. A right- handed batsman, he played in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka

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Finch got his opportunity to become established as a regular in the Victorian side in the 2009/10 season. He hit his maidan first-class cricket against Tasmania at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG) in a partnership of 212 runs for the third wicket with David Hussey. In October 2012, while filling in as captain, he scored 154 runs at the Gabba against Queensland, a new highest score for Victoria in domestic one day cricket

After playing for the Melbourne Renegades in the inaugural Big Bash League season in 2011, he captained the side in 2012 and was the Big Bash League player of the year. IN December 2015, Finch became the first player to score 1000 runs in the Big Bash

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Finch has played county cricket in England, first for Yorkshire County club in 2014 and before joining Surrey from 2016. In July 2018, during the 2018 t20 Blast, he scored 131 not out for Surrey, setting a new record for the highest T20 individual score for Surrey and hitting the highest T20 score at the Hove County Ground

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Finch has played for a variety of teams in the IPL. He was first selected  selected by Rajasthan Royals in 2010 before going on to play the next two seasons for Delhi Daredevils. 2013 saw him play for Pune Warriors India, 2014 for Sunrisers Hyderabad and 2015 for Mumbai Indians, although his opportunities for the side were limited due to injury

In 2016 he was he was bought by Gujarat Lions, playing for the side for two seasons, before being bought by Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL Auction

He 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. He was bought by RCB ahead of the 2020 season. In 2022 Finch was signed by the KKR as a replacement for Alex Hales for the 2022 IPL

During his career Finch has scored 19 centuries in International Cricket in One day Internationals and two in T20 Internationals. First three was, scored 148 against Scotland in 2013, Then scored 121 against England in 2014, Then Scored 108 against England in 2014

On 10th September after the final game of the current series against New Zealand in cairns on Sunday, Aaron Finch confirmed his retirement from one-day internationals. He will continue to lead the T20I team as they defend their World Cup title in a month

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