AARON FINCH

  • Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for three months 6 days ago

    Sydney: Australian one-day opening batsman Aaron Finch faces a three-month recovery after undergoing surgery for a left hamstring injury, cricket officials said on Wednesday. Finch was an invaluable member of Australia's recent World Cup winning team, hitting a match-winning century against England on the opening day of the tournament this year...
  • IPL 8: 'Mumbai Indians looking for Finch's replacement' April 16, 2015

    Mumbai: After confirming the news of injured Aaron Finch being ruled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Thursday said his team is looking for a suitable replacement but no one has been finalised yet. "Yes, Finch is ruled out of the IPL 2015. We...
  • Injured Aaron Finch all set to be ruled out of IPL 8 April 15, 2015

    Mumbai Indians batsman Aaron Finch is likely to be ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2015 edition, as he shared the news of the scan showing damage to the hamstring on Wednesday. Finch took to Twitter to break the news. "Looks like I'll be out of the rest of @IPL...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final March 27, 2015

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • World Cup: I was never concerned about my spot, says Aaron Finch March 27, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a match-winning partnership of...
  • Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch can star in Tests, says Jason Gillespie March 25, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie on Wednesday said Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell can be stars in the Test arena if given the chance. Australia's Maxwell has played three Tests - two in India in 2013 and one against Pakistan in 2014 - while Finch hasn't yet earned a...
  • World Cup 2015: Aaron Finch reckons he's close to the 'big one' March 24, 2015

    Opener Aaron Finch knows he's the one Australian batsman struggling for runs ahead of Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India but, ever confident, thinks a big innings is just around the corner. Finch opened his campaign with a pugnacious 135 against England but has struggled since, contributing just 54 runs in...
  • World Cup 2015: Back-in-form Pakistan look to upset formidable Australia March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: This is quite the irresistible force against the immovable object, a potential humdinger if there was one. Australia, a potent mix of flair and substance, style and method, against Pakistan, effervescent and explosive, emotional and prone to wild mood swings. This has all the trappings of a classic; whether...
  • World Cup: Australia call-up Steve Waugh for words of wisdom March 18, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia have called up former captain Steve Waugh for advice as they prepare for the World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Waugh, 49, a veteran of four World Cups and part of the winning squad twice in 1987 and as captain in 1999, had a...
  • World Cup: Australia fear nothing, not even defeat, says Aaron Finch March 6, 2015

    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...