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Full name Aaron James Finch
Born November 17, 1986, Colac, Victoria
Current age 28 years 130 days
Major teams Australia, Auckland, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Delhi Daredevils, Melbourne Renegades, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Victoria, Victoria Under-15s, Victoria Under-17s, Victoria Under-19s, Yorkshire
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Height 1.74 m
|ODI debut||Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Jan 11, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Sydney, Mar 26, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 12, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 9, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Victoria v Indians at Melbourne, Dec 20-22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Victoria v Western Australia at Melbourne, Oct 31, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v India at Sydney, Mar 26, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at Melbourne, Jan 10, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|81||Australia||v India||Sydney||26 Mar 2015||ODI # 3645|
|2||Australia||v Pakistan||Adelaide||20 Mar 2015||ODI # 3642|
|20||Australia||v Scotland||Hobart||14 Mar 2015||ODI # 3637|
|24||Australia||v Sri Lanka||Sydney||8 Mar 2015||ODI # 3629|
|4||Australia||v Afghanistan||Perth||4 Mar 2015||ODI # 3623|
|14||Australia||v New Zealand||Auckland||28 Feb 2015||ODI # 3617|
|135||Australia||v England||Melbourne||14 Feb 2015||ODI # 3600|
|61||Australia||v U.A.E.||Melbourne||11 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|20||Australia||v India||Adelaide||8 Feb 2015||Other OD|
|0, 0/3||Australia||v England||Perth||1 Feb 2015||ODI # 3597|
A solidly-built, aggressive batsman from the country town of Colac in south-west Victoria, Aaron Finch wrote himself a place in the history books when he made a Twenty20 world-record 156 against England in 2013, an innings which also included a record 14 sixes. His international career has been a stop-start affair - the two years since his T20 debut in 2011 had brought just seven caps before the England tour - but his phenomenal display of striking followed strong Twenty20 performances in the Big Bash League.
Finch made his Twenty20 debut against England in early 2011 and hit an unbeaten 53 in his second match on his homeground at the MCG, but a lack of consistency - and the sporadic nature of international T20 - meant he struggled for a run in the team. His ODI debut came in 2013 but his seven matches against Sri Lanka and West Indies brought a disappointing return.
Finch, under represented Australia at the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, enjoyed a breakthrough season for the Bushrangers in 2009-10. A collection of 416 Sheffield Shield runs at 37.81, as well as 347 runs in the FR Cup, in the 2009-10 season confirmed Finch had become an important part of Victoria's plans.
The season featured his maiden first-class century, as he established a place in the middle order, and he starred in the state's triumphant Big Bash campaign. Only Kieron Pollard scored more runs than Finch's 189 at 47.25 in the Twenty20 tournament, and it was enough to earn him an IPL deal with the Rajasthan Royals, where he played one match. He has since played for Delhi Daredevils and Pune Warriors with mixed results.
He made his first-class debut against the touring Indians in December 2007 but the match was washed out and he had to wait more than two years for his first innings. A 2007 stint at the Academy ended with a ban for not keeping his room tidy, but he showed he was maturing by losing weight during 2007-08, his first season with a full Victoria contract.
ESPNcricinfo staff August 2013
Australian Twenty20 International Player of the Year - 2014
ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2014