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Full name Aaron James Finch
Born November 17, 1986, Colac, Victoria
Current age 27 years 290 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 South Africa at Harare, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 12, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka, Apr 1, 2014 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Victoria v Indians at Melbourne, Dec 20-22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Yorkshire v Durham at Leeds, Jul 7-10, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Victoria v Western Australia at Melbourne, Oct 31, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Jan 2, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire at Leeds, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|16||Australia||v South Africa||Harare||2 Sep 2014||ODI # 3522|
|11, 0/19||Australia||v Zimbabwe||Harare||31 Aug 2014||ODI # 3521|
|102||Australia||v South Africa||Harare||27 Aug 2014||ODI # 3516|
|67||Australia||v Zimbabwe||Harare||25 Aug 2014||ODI # 3513|
|89||Yorkshire||v Notts||Leeds||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|13||Yorkshire||v Warwickshire||Leeds||18 Jul 2014||T20|
|10||Yorkshire||v Derbyshire||Chesterfield||13 Jul 2014||T20|
|0||Yorkshire||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|36, 0/0||Yorkshire||v Durham||Leeds||7 Jul 2014||FC|
|0/33, 181*||M.C.C.||v ROW XI||Lord's||5 Jul 2014||Other OD|
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
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa