Aaron Finch has ended his remarkable international career, which saw him coach Australia to their first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup victory.
One of the greats in his own right.
Aaron Finch's legacy on the Australian Men's Cricket Team will live on forever! pic.twitter.com/23bvcE4e4i
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) February 7, 2023
Aaron’s career in a nutshell:
- The long-time white-ball captain played 103 T20Is, 146 ODIs, and five Tests while representing Australia in 254 international games of all formats.
- Before making his retirement official on Tuesday, Finch captained Australia in a record-breaking 76 men’s T20Is and 55 ODIs.
- Finch has accumulated 8,804 runs since making his debut appearance in a T20I match versus England in January 2011, including 17 ODI hundreds and two T20I ones.
- Finch ended his ODI career in September of last year, but he continued to captain Australia in T20s, notably during their disappointing home defence of the T20 World Cup.
- The right-hander played his final international match in that competition, leading Australia to a 42-run victory over Ireland, although they were denied a spot in the semi-finals despite the right-top-scoring hander’s performance of 63.
- In addition to being a nominee for the ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award in 2020, Finch was a white-ball cricket superstar for a large portion of his career, playing at the highest level.
- When he scored 172 runs off just 76 balls in a T20I match against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2018, he set the record for the highest score ever. His incredible inning featured 10 sixes and 16 fours.
- Finch’s 156 from 63 balls versus England at Southampton in 2013 still ranks third all-time for men’s T20I scores, but that performance shattered his own record.
- The 36-year-old experienced the pinnacle of achievement as a member of the Australia team that won the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in 2015 and as captain of the T20 World Cup squad in 2021.