AARON FINCH

  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    Australia are not sweating on Sunday's crunch Pool A match against Sri Lanka, even if defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground would make their path to the final more difficult, opener Aaron Finch said on Friday. After losing to New Zealand and taking just a point from their washed out match...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum a 'threat' to us, says Aaron Finch February 23, 2015

    Auckland: Ahead of their Pool A World Cup game on Feb 28, Australian opener Aaron Finch on Monday spoke of the threat posed by New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, terming him to be "brutal" with the willow. In their last match, the 33-year-old took the England bowling apart single-handedly, clobbering his...
  • World Cup: Aaron Finch backs rusty Australia to shine in New Zealand February 23, 2015

    In-form opener Aaron Finch shrugged off concerns that a rusty Australia will be caught cold by high-flying trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on Saturday in what will be their first World Cup match in two weeks. The Black Caps have won three games while Australia, who started their campaign with a thumping...
  • New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson agrees Yorkshire return February 18, 2015

    London: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has agreed to return to Yorkshire for a third successive season, the English county champions announced on Wednesday. Williamson, 24, helped Yorkshire to the County Championship title last year, but will probably be able to play in only their last three matches this year due...
  • Man-of-the-match Aaron Finch soaks up adulation from home fans February 14, 2015

    Aaron Finch could have trudged back to the dressing room after facing two balls in Australia's World Cup opener against England on Saturday, but instead strode off to a standing ovation after scoring a match-winning century in front of home fans. The bulky opening batsman spooned a catch straight to Chris...
  • Kings Of Cricket: Australia, New Zealand register easy wins on Day 1 of WC February 14, 2015

    Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh took Australia to a 111-run win over England while New Zealand all-round New Zealand humbled Sri Lanka by 98 runs. ...
  • Finch, Marsh script Australia's big win over England in World Cup February 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch scored a superb hundred in front of his home crowd, Glenn Maxwell put on a big show, the back-up seamer picked up a five-for, and there were stunning catches as Australia started the 2015 World Cup with a chillingly competent 111-run demolition of their oldest rivals. Steven...
  • Aaron Finch unfazed by size of boundaries in World Cup February 5, 2015

    Sydney: A day after International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson proposed having 90-metre boundaries in the World Cup wherever possible, Australia opener Aaron Finch said that if the proposal was executed, it would not affect them as they have the "firepower" to play to the dimensions of the...
  • Australian duo Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell join Yorkshire January 29, 2015

    Yorkshire have signed Australian batsmen Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell as their overseas players for the 2015 season, the reigning English county champions announced on Wednesday. Finch, who played for Yorkshire last season, will play in all formats of the game, while Maxwell is due to feature in the domestic...
  • Aaron Finch backs David Warner over verbal confrontations January 21, 2015

    Adelaide: Australian opener Aaron Finch has backed teammate David Warner over sledging saying the latter's ability to take on opponents verbally benefits the team. "Having a guy like that (Warner) in your team is fantastic," Finch was quoted as saying by the Cricket Australia website on Wednesday. The explosive right-hander also explained...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • Australia balanced but interesting to see how they handle World Cup pressure January 13, 2015

    The Australia squad has been announced for this year's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and there is going to be some disappointment for the guys who missed out. But the ones, who got selected, have earned the right to be there. Like all the ICC Cricket World Cups, there are...
  • 5th ODI: Faulkner hits Australia to victory against South Africa November 23, 2014

    Sydney: Australia survived a late batting collapse to return to the top of the world one-day international rankings with a two-wicket win over South Africa on Sunday in the final game of a five-match series. The victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground concluded a 4-1 series win for Australia ahead...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 5th ODI November 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bat against Australia. Playing XIs: Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa November 19, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...
  • 2nd T20: Australia thrash South Africa to level series November 7, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's bowlers choked the run flow to restrict South Africa to 101 for 7 and Aaron Finch took care of the rest, carrying his bat in an unbeaten 44 to guide the hosts to a series-leveling seven-wicket win in the second Twenty20 on Friday. South Africa won the toss but...
  • Cricket Australia apologises over flame thrower near miss November 6, 2014

    Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch received an apology on Thursday after a close call with a flame thrower during the team's loss to South Africa in Adelaide. Finch was shocked when he came within a metre (yard) of a burst of the pyrotechnic display as he went to get the ball...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 1st T20I November 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. PLAYING XIs: Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron White, Shane Watson, Ben Dunk (wk), Nathan Reardon, James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Doug Bollinger South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, One-off Twenty20 in Dubai October 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone T20 international, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without...
  • Pakistan, Australia face off in Twenty20 October 4, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone Twenty20 international in Dubai on Sunday, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without their key spinner Saeed Ajmal who...
  • Aaron Finch takes over as Australia's T20 captain September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Topranked batsman Aaron Finch was named as Australia's new Twenty20 captain on Monday after George Bailey stood down to focus on next year's World Cup. The explosive opener, number one on the Twenty20 international batting rankings, will first take charge of the side during the upcoming series against Pakistan in...
  • George Bailey steps down as Australia's T20 captain September 7, 2014

    Melbourne: George Bailey on Sunday stepped down as Australia's Twenty20 captain, saying that he wants to focus on his Test career. "George Bailey has resigned as Australia's Twenty20 captain, citing a desire to focus on firstclass cricket," Cricket Australia said in a statement. Bailey has handed in his notice as captain of...
  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7wicket win over Australia August 27, 2014

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206run partnership as South Africa chased down a formidable 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Captain De Villiers was 136 not out to see South Africa to 3283 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • Finch's blistering knock takes Tendulkarled MCC XI to victory July 5, 2014

    Australia's Aaron Finch made a dashing 181 not out as MCC beat the Rest of the World by seven wickets in a oneday match celebrating the bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Ground on Saturday. Set 294 to win, MCC finished on 296 for three with 25 balls to spare. Australia oneday specialist Finch...
  • IPL 7: Rayudu, Simmons power Mumbai to an easy win over Hyderabad May 12, 2014

    Driven by knocks of Lendl Simmons (68 off 50) and Ambati Rayudu (68 off 46), Mumbai Indians overwhelmed Sunrisers Hyderabad's target of 158 with ease by clinching the match by seven wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday. A total of 157 looked competitive, but Simmons and Ambati...
  • IPL 7: Chennai hold nerve to seal lastover win over Hyderabad April 27, 2014

    Chennai Super Kings at one point were in total control of the chase until a few wickets put them in a spot of bother, but skipper MS Dhoni held his nerve to seal a fivewicket win for Chennai over Sunrisers Hyderabad with three balls to spare in an IPL 7...
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen David Warner, Aaron Finch reprimanded for dissent April 27, 2014

    Dubai: Sunrisers' Australian duo of David Warner and Aaron Finch received an official reprimand for breaching the IPL Code of Conduct during their team's match against Delhi Daredevils at Dubai International Stadium. According to a press release, "Both Warner and Finch admitted to the Level 1...
  • CSK vs SRH, Match 17: as it happened April 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After two defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad have returned to winning ways but next up on the roster for them are the inform twotime champions Chennai Super Kings, and getting past them won't be easier for Hyderabad at Sharjah on Sunday. Chennai have...