Aaron Finch announced retirement from T20 International matches earlier today. He captained Australia to their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2021. Finch had also retired from ODI cricket a few months ago.
Finch will never don the Australian jersey again in his life. Shedding some light on his numbers in international cricket, the Australian batter played five Test matches, 146 ODI matches and 103 T20I matches. As mentioned ahead, he led Australia to T20 World Cup trophy in 2021. Finch was also a member of Australia’s 2015 World Cup winning team.
He did not have a great Test career as he scored only 278 runs, with his highest score being 72. As far as his ODI career is concerned, Finch aggregated 5,406 runs in 142 innings, recording 17 centuries and 30 half-centuries. In T20I cricket, Finch scored 3,120 runs at an average of 34.28 and a strike rate of 142.53.
Aaron Finch will remain one of the top players in Australian cricket history. In this listicle today, we will look at two such world records of Finch that might never be broken.
1. Aaron Finch scored 172 runs in 1 T20I match
172 is considered a decent team total in T20I matches, but Finch alone scored 172 runs in a T20I match. Captaining Australia in a tri-series match against Zimbabwe, Finch played a once-in-a-lifetime knock of 172 runs, setting a new record for the highest individual score in T20I cricket.
It is also the highest individual score by a captain in a T20I match. Given how rare it is to see a player cross the 150-run mark in T20I matches, it is highly unlikely that this world record of Finch will ever be broken.
2. Finch played for 9 different IPL teams
Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab – Finch represented nine different IPL teams. It is rare to see so many teams signing one player at one point of time. This feat is unlikely to be repeated.