New Delhi. Aaron Finch This name is known to everyone today. Under the leadership of Finch, Australia recently won the title of T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup 2021). The team captured the title for the first time. Earlier, 5 captains of the country had failed to do so. Today is a special day for right-handed batsman Finch. He has turned 35 years old. Finch also holds the record for the 2nd highest individual score out of 3 in T20 Internationals. They will now come to defend the T20 World Cup title at home (Australia) next year. The next T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup 2022) is to be held in Australia itself.
Aaron Finch got the captaincy of Australia’s limited overs team by luck. Steve Smith was banned in 2018 due to ball tampering and his captaincy was also taken away. After this Finch took over as the captain, today his name has been registered in history. He started his career as a wicketkeeper. He entered international cricket as a batsman. He also bowls with the left hand. He is just 20 steps away from scoring 10,000 runs in T20.
172 runs scored in T20 alone
It is difficult for a batsman to score a century in T20, but Aaron Finch has scored 172 runs in T20 International alone. This is also the world record for the biggest innings. In July 2018, he scored 172 runs in 76 balls against Zimbabwe. Even then he was the captain of the team. He hit 16 fours and 10 sixes in the innings. That is, he had scored 124 runs from the boundary itself. He also played an innings of 156 runs against England in 2013. He is the only player in the world to score more than 150 runs twice in T20 Internationals.
Have scored 8 centuries in T20
Talking about Aaron Finch’s overall T20 career, he has scored 9980 runs in 326 innings at an average of 34. Has scored 8 centuries and 64 half-centuries. He has also hit more than 950 fours and more than 400 sixes. Finch has scored 2608 runs in 83 T20 Internationals at an average of 36. Has scored 2 centuries and 15 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has scored 278 runs in 5 Tests and 5232 runs in 132 ODIs. In ODIs, he has scored 17 centuries and 29 half-centuries.
Australia became the sixth country to win the T20 World Cup. Earlier, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Clarke, George Bailey and Steve Smith had landed as captains for the team in the T20 World Cup. But no one could win the T20 World Cup title. Australia won the ODI World Cup title 5 times. But due to not winning the T20 World Cup title for 14 years, questions were being raised on his T20 performance. Aaron Finch has silenced all those who raise such questions by making the team the champion.