30 Awesome Facts About Aaron Finch That Will Make Fans Love Him More


Aaron Finch, the current captain of the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket, is the fastest Australian to reach 10 ODI centuries. He holds the record for two of the three highest individual scores in Twenty20 Internationals. Here are some facts about the Australian cricket player:

  1.  Fondly known as ‘Finchy,’ Finch is an aggressive right-handed batsman, known for his ability to bat big shots, also bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin.
  2.  He was born Aaron James Finch on November 17, 1986, in Colac, Victoria, Australia, to Sue and Gary Finch. He has a brother, Mat and a sister, Jess.
  3.  During his junior days he played mainly as a wicket keeper-batsman for ‘Colac West Cricket Club’ before working his way up to A grade and eventually playing for Geelong.
  4.  He attended ‘Colac South West primary school.’ When in grade four, Finch told a full assembly that in future he would play cricket for Australia, when they didn’t have school cricket or anything like that in that part of the country at that time.
  5.  Finch’s genuine gratitude to the community that kindled his passion and nurtured his talent is evident in his generosity in parting with training kit, protective equipment or bat to team or an individual in need. This has landed him trouble once, when he had no spare bat to give to a friend in need, he gifted one of Glenn Maxwell’s his room partner, which turned out be his treasured Test debut memento.
  6.  He was part of Australian Under-19 team for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in February. He aggregated 155 runs in four innings at an average of 38.75, with 74, against South Africa Under-19, as his highest score.
  7.  He missed the opening game of his IPL franchise, Kings XI Punjab, for the 2018 edition, when he married his long-time girlfriend, Amy Griffiths, on April 7, 2018. They got engaged in May 2016.
  8.  His maiden first-class century came in the game against Tasmania, in March 2010, for the Sheffield Shield at Melbourne. Batting one drop he compiled 102 and stitched 212 runs partnership with David Hussey, for the 3rd wicket.
  9.  Finch registered his maiden first-class double century when he scored unbeaten 214 for Cricket Australia against touring New Zealand in October 2015.
  10.  Beers and a smoke became part of his public persona. He was among bad boys of batting with bad hygiene for which he was banned from National Academy for not maintaining cleanliness in his room in 2007.
  11.  Finch first played for his state Victoria, on October 31, 2007, for the Ford Ranger One Day Cup against Western Australia, at Melbourne. He scored just 2 runs in 13 balls. It was his lone appearance in the season.
  12.  His first-class debut for his state side Victoria, in December 2007, was a damp affaire when the tour match against Indians was washed out after just 48 overs. Finch didn’t get to bat but registered his name in the record book when he took a catch to dismiss Wasim Jaffer.
  13.  At the 2010 Airtel Champions League Twenty20 tournament held in September in South Africa, Finch recorded the highest average. He aggregated 197 runs in 4 innings at an average of 98.50, with highest score of 93 not out against Central District Stags. He also earned Man of the Match for his stunning 41 of 17 deliveries against Chennai Super Kings.
  14.  On October 7, 2012, he blasted the highest score ever by a Victorian in Australia’s domestic one-day history to script a 190-run victory against Queensland. Finch struck 154 from 141 deliveries.
  15.  On August 29, 2013, Finch set then a world record of highest T20 individual score of 156 of 63 balls against England to become the first Australian to score T20 international century.
  16.  On July 3, 2018, He rewrote his own Twenty20 world record when he smashed 172 runs of 76 balls against Zimbabwe at Harare. It contained 16 fours and 10 sixes. In the process he shared a 223 run stand with D’Arcy Short, the highest partnership in T20 international history.
  17.  In February 2014, he signed up with Yorkshire County Cricket Club. He recorded 291 runs in 6 innings in the first-class matches, and 256 runs in 10 innings in T20 matches in the 2014 season.
  18.  In July 2014, he top scored with 181 not out in 145 balls and helped MCC XI beat Rest of the World XI by 7 wickets in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lords.
  19.  Finch created T20 history in English county cricket on July 13, 2018, when he scored a brilliant 131 not out, the highest T20 score by a Surrey batsman. This knock came in the Vitality Blast completion against Sussex.
  20.  In 2011, he became part of ‘Melbourne Renegades’ for the Big Bash League. He was the top run getter for them with 259 runs at an average of 37.00 with 72 against Brisbane Heat as his highest score for the season.
  21.  On December 20, 2015, Finch powered Renegades to seven wickets win over Heat in the Big Bash League at Gabba. He earned Man of the Match for his 45 balls 65, with 6 fours and 3 sixes, In the process he became the first batsman to reach 1,000 BBL runs and has 1876 runs in 53 matches with second most sixes-67.
  22.  He was appointed the Captain of Melbourne Renegades for the 2012 season and he led them to semi-finals by topping the point tables. He was named Player of the Tournament for scoring 332 runs at an average of 66.40, including an unbeaten century.
  23.  He made his Australian debut in the Twenty20 match against England on January 12, 2011, at Adelaide. He remained unbeaten on 15 of 14 balls batting first. In his very second match on January 14, he earned Man of the Match for his blistering 53 of 33 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes to script an Australia win.
  24.  He made his debut along with his best friend PJ Hughes and Usman Khawaja in the One Day Internationals against Sri Lanka, on January 11, 2013, at Melbourne. He scored just 16 of 28 balls.
  25.  Finch scored his maiden One Day International century on September 3, 2013, against Scotland, when he made 148 of 114 balls. He has to his record 4559 runs in 115 matches at an average of 40.35, with 15 centuries and 24 half centuries. He was out for the first ball of the match against Pakistan on October 7, 2014, as one of the 11 ducks in his career.
  26.  Opening the innings for Australia he scored a half century on his debut against Pakistan in October 2018, at Dubai, when he recorded62 and 49 in the first and second innings respectively. He has played 10 Test matches overall aggregating 278 runs.
  27.  On August 31, 2016, he recorded the joined fastest half century by an Australian in ODIs, when smashed 50 runs of 18 balls in the match against Sri Lanka at Dambulla. Simon O’Donnell set the record 26 years ago.
  28.  Finch was first drafted into Indian Premier League for the 2010 edition by Rajasthan Royals and went on to play for various franchisers. He has featured in 73 matches aggregating 1737 runs at an average of 26.32 with 88 not out as the highest. He has won 5 Man of the Matches awards.
  29.  On January 30, 2017, he was appointed as the stand-in captain for the Australian one-day team and went on to captain the Aussies in the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England & Wales.
  30.  Finch has aggregated 507 runs in 10 matches at an average of 50.70, with 153 as his highest score in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He has recorded 2 centuries and 3 fifties in the tournament.
  31.  Aaron Finch Net Worth: $5.5 Million

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