Australian captain Aaron Finch has been in terrible form with the bat of late. Whenever he steps out to bat, he hardly stays at the crease as he gets dismissed in a cheap fashion more often than not. Even in the Big Bash League, he found new ways of getting out as he was dismissed in unlucky fashion.
Finch who is tagged as one of the most sought-after players in limited-overs cricket was released by Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of the IPL 2021 auction. The right-handed batsman registered himself for a base price of INR 1 crore in auction. Unfortunately, he received no bids as he went unsold in the mini-IPL auction in Chennai.
Finch’s woeful form continued again as he departed for 1 and 12 in the first and second T20I against New Zealand in the ongoing T20I series. However, the skipper rose from the ashes in the third T20I and scored a fantabulous 69 off 44 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes at a terrific strike-rate of 156.82 in the must-win encounter.
Aaron Finch goes past Warner in T20Is
Australia captain Aaron Finch proved that his innings in the third T20I was no fluke as he scored an unbeaten 79 off 55 in the fourth T20I against New Zealand. His innings was laced with 5 fours and 4 sixes at a strike-rate of 143.64. In the process, he went past Australia opening batsman David Warner to become the leading run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.
Warner scored 2265 runs at an average of 31.4 including 1 century and 18 fifties to his name. On the other hand, Finch has managed to edge past Warner as he has scored 2310 runs at a batting average of 38.50 including 2 centuries and 14 fifties. Finch’s fantabulous 79 helped Australia post 156/6 in 20 overs. Apart from Finch no other batsman turned up the heat.
New Zealand are currently leading the series by 2-1. The Kiwis won the first Test by 53 runs and won the second Test by 4 runs. However, the Aussies made a great comeback in the must-win game by beating the hosts by 64 runs. Aussies are the clear-cut favourites to win the fourth T20I.