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Australian Opening Batter Aaron Finch Retires From International Cricket

Aaron Finch Retirement: Australian opening batter Aaron Finch announced his T20I retirement on February 7, 2023 and bring the curtains down on his 12-year-long cricketing service.

Aaron Finch Retires From International Cricket

Finch made his international debut for Australia in a T20I match against England in January 2011. Two years later he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka. During his career, Aaron Finch has scored 19 centuries in international cricket – 17 in ODI and two in T20 International

Aaron Finch Retirement Note

“Realising that I won’t be playing on until the next T20 World Cup in 2024, now is the right moment step down and give the team time to plan and build towards that event,” Finch said.

“I’d like to thank my family, especially my wife Amy, my team-mates, Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association for their support to allow me to play the game I love at the highest level. I also want to say a huge thank you to all the fans who have supported me throughout my international career.

Finch announced his ODI retirement on September 10, 2022 which is ahead of the third ODI against New Zealand, but planned to play in T20Is. He continued to captain Australia’s T20 side and led the team in T20 World Cup 2022 on its home ground where Australia failed to defend the title.

India vs Australia
Virat Kohli shaking hands with Australian player Aaron Finch

“Team success is what you play the game for and the maiden T20 World Cup win in 2021 and lifting the ODI World Cup on home soil in 2015 will be the two memories I cherish the most.

“To be able to represent Australia for 12 years and play with and against some of the greatest players of all time has been an incredible honour.”

Aaron Finch’s Record As Captain

Format Matches Won Lost Tied No result Win %
T20I 76 40 32 1 3 55.47
ODI 55 31 24 0 0 56.36


He will continue to play with Renegades and said he would take up other domestic T20 opportunities if they were offered.

“As one of only four men’s players to captain Australia to a World Cup victory, Aaron will always have a special place in Australian Cricket’s history,” Cricket Australia chair, Dr Lachlan Henderson, said.

“Playing at the highest level for over a decade requires incredible determination and dedication, so we thank Aaron for his enormous contribution and wish him all the best in the next phase of his career.”

The 36-year-old played five Tests, 146 ODIs, and 103 T20Is for Australia and scored 278, 5406, and 3120 runs with 4 wickets under his name in ODI.

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Aaron Finch’s Debut And Last Match Details

Category Date Match
Test debut Oct 07, 2018 vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Last Test Dec 26, 2018 vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground
ODI debut Jan 11, 2013 vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Last ODI Sep 11, 2022 vs New Zealand at Cazaly’s Stadium
T20 debut Jan 12, 2011 vs England at Adelaide Oval
Last T20 Oct 31, 2022 vs Ireland at The Gabba
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