Ultimate XI T20 Openers: Aaron Finch

By Sports Desk July 30, 2020
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Aaron Finch made his T20I debut for Australia against England in 2011. Two years later, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka. In 2013, he scored 156 runs off 63 balls in a T20I, the highest ever T20I individual score. He was selected for the 2015 World Cup side and scored a century in the first match against England.

In 2018, Finch broke his previous record of the highest individual T20I innings by scoring 172 runs against Zimbabwe. With this feat, he also became the only batsman to score 150+ runs twice in T20I cricket. This was also the highest individual score set by a captain in a T20I inning.

 

Career Statistics (2009-present)

Full name: Aaron James Finch

Born: November 17, 1986, Colac, Victoria, Australia, (age 33)

Major teams: Victoria, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, Melbourne Renegades, Auckland Aces, Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Surrey, Kings XI Punjab.

Batting Style: Right-handed

Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox

Playing role: Opening batsman

 

T20I Career

Mat      Inns      NO   Runs     HS       Ave       BF       SR        100   50    4s    6s  

61         61          9     1989     172     38.25    1276     155.87     2     12   196    92 

T20 Career

Mat      Inns      NO   Runs     HS       Ave       BF      SR        100   50   4s     6s  

284       279       32     8914     172     36.08    6201    143.75     8     60   856   373      

 

Career Highlights

  • Most runs in a T20I inning (172)
  • 2nd most capped Australian (61)
  • 1st player to reach 900 rating points on ICC T20I rankings.
  • 10th all-time in T20I runs scored (1989)
  • Australian T20I player of the year (2014 & 18)
  • 8914 T20 runs at 36.08

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