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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.
“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
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.
Aaron Finch’s Debut And Last Match Details
|Oct 07, 2018
|vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
|Dec 26, 2018
|vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Jan 11, 2013
|vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground
|Sep 11, 2022
|vs New Zealand at Cazaly’s Stadium
|Jan 12, 2011
|vs England at Adelaide Oval
|Oct 31, 2022
|vs Ireland at The Gabba