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'I still want to play Test cricket'

Feb 14, 2017: Having averaged over 50 in first-class cricket over the last three years, Aaron Finch seems to have come of age as a red-ball batsman and hopes he can one day wear the Baggy Green

Brydon Coverdale

International cricket comes to Geelong

Cricket's banner flies down at Kardinia Park

Feb 14, 2017: Geelong is about to become just the second non-capital city to host a full international featuring Australia, and this may be just the start

Brydon Coverdale

Australia in New Zealand 2016-17

Wade ruled out of Chappell-Hadlee Trophy

Feb 1, 2017: Aaron Finch will lead the side for the remaining two matches, with Peter Handscomb likely to continue as wicketkeeper

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Finch named captain for SL T20I series

Jan 31, 2017: Finch, who was Australia's T20 captain until last year, has been appointed in the absence of Steven Smith and David Warner, who will be preparing for the India tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Big Bash League 2016-17 review

The team of the tournament

Jan 27, 2017: ESPNcricinfo's best XI of the 2016-17 BBL includes the league's biggest draw, a mellowed yet effective fast bowler, and a captain who had fans flocking to the Gabba

Will Macpherson

Australia in New Zealand 2016-17

Warner rested for Chappell-Hadlee tour

Jan 23, 2017: David Warner and Usman Khawaja will both miss next week's Chappell-Hadlee Series in New Zealand

Brydon Coverdale

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2016-17, Brisbane

Renegades stay alive after Heat lose 3 for 3

Jan 20, 2017: The Melbourne Renegades kept their BBL campaign alive with a dramatic one-run win over hosts Brisbane Heat

The Report by Alex Malcolm in Brisbane

Big Bash League 2016-17

Sixers hold on to clinch six-wicket win against Renegades

Jan 9, 2017: The Sixers pulled off the highest successful chase at the SCG to beat the Renegades amidst a confusing last over

Will Macpherson at the SCG

Australia news

'Disappointed' Finch blames himself for ODI axe

Jan 7, 2017: Aaron Finch was dropped in favour of Usman Khawaja after a slump in form that saw him fail to score a century in his last 19 innings

Will Macpherson in Melbourne

2nd Test and Big Bash League, Melbourne

Consumed by cricket's unlikely love-in

Dec 29, 2016: Some will debate whether Test cricket or T20 will be regarded as the true form of cricket in the distant future, but in Melbourne the surfeit is all good

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

County news

Surrey bring Finch back for 2017

Dec 22, 2016: Aaron Finch, the Australia opener, will return to Surrey for the whole of the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast

ESPNcricinfo staff

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2016-17

Finch and spinners brush Thunder aside

Dec 22, 2016: The Renegades captain hit 63 off 37 balls to set up a total of 179, which Brad Hogg and Sunil Narine defended with ease

Adam Collins at Docklands Stadium

Victoria v South Australia, Sheffield Shield, 2nd day

Finch ends six-year Sheffield Shield ton drought

Nov 27, 2016: Victoria reached 6 for 263 on the second day at the MCG in reply to South Australia's 405

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Lynn and Finch out of Sri Lanka T20s

Sep 4, 2016: Chris Lynn, who dislocated his shoulder, and Aaron Finch, who broke his finger, will not be available for the two T20s against Sri Lanka later this week

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Australia, 4th ODI, Dambulla

'No pre-planning to go and tee off' - Finch

Sep 1, 2016: Opener Aaron Finch, who smashed an 18-ball half-century to set Australia on the path to a series win, identified that going hard in the mandatory Powerplay was the key to victory

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Australia, 4th ODI, Dambulla

Warner lauds 'Australian way', critical of pitches

Sep 1, 2016: Australia clinched the ODI series the "Australian way", according to the acting captain David Warner

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v Australia, 4th ODI, Dambulla

Bailey, Finch star as Australia win series

Aug 31, 2016: Aaron Finch blasted an 18-ball half-century, the equal fastest in Australia's ODI history, as Australia beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the fourth ODI

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Finch labels pitch 'poor' despite win

Aug 21, 2016: Aaron Finch has labeled the Khettarama track a poor pitch after he struck a 46-ball 56 to set Australia on track for a three-wicket victory in the first ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st ODI, Colombo (RPS)

Finch, Smith help Australia pass SL spin test

Aug 21, 2016: Australia's win wasn't always pretty, but it was comfortable enough. With Aaron Smith and Steven Smith making half centuries, they chased down 228 with three wickets and more than three overs to spare

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Surrey v Kent, NatWest T20 Blast South Group, Kia Oval

Roy's pyrotechnic ton in vain for Surrey

Jul 29, 2016: Jason Roy plundered a 51-ball hundred but it was not enough to earn Surrey a quarter-final

Tim Wigmore
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