Australia's Aaron Finch announces retirement from International Cricket

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Australia's T20 World Cup-winning captain Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from the  T20 Internationals, this brings an end to his international cricket career for Australia spanning 12 years.

An overview of the news

  • Earlier, the opener had announced his retirement from the 50-over format in September last year. He also played five Test matches for Australia.

  • Finch captained Australia to their maiden ICC World T20 title in 2021.

  • Australia's most successful captain in the history of T20 International cricket, Finch will continue to play for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League (BBL).

  • Host Australia had failed to make it to the knockout stage of the 2022 T20 World Cup.

International Cricket Career

  • Finch made his international debut in 2011 in a T20 International match against England. He made his ODI debut in 2013 against Sri Lanka.

  • He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2018.

  • Finch played 146 ODIs at an average of around 39 and 103 T20 Internationals at an average of 34.28 and a strike-rate of 142.53.

  • Finch holds the record for the highest score in T20 Internationals twice, scoring 156 against England in 2013 and 172 against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2018.

  • Aaron Finch has captained the Australian team in 76 T20s and 55 ODIs.

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