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Aaron Finch retirement: Australian great steps away from international cricket after 254 matches

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Australian great Aaron Finch has announced his retirement from international cricket, ending a brilliant career in the shorter formats of the game. 

The 36-year-old established himself as one of the greatest white-ball players in the modern era, amassing over 8,500 runs and 19 centuries across both ODIs and T20I cricket. 

Finch had stepped away from the 50-over game last year, relinquishing the captaincy to Pat Cummins in the process, but remained part of the Aussie lineup during the T20 World Cup defence in October 2022.

The right-hander also continued his Big Bash career during the recent season, making the official Team of the Tournament and helping the Renegades back to the finals.

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Despite his enormous success in the shorter forms of the game, Finch was never able to replicate that form in the Baggy Green, playing just five Tests and averaging under 30 with the bat. 

Finch held a press conference to announce his decision to retire from international cricket on Tuesday morning.

His decision will open the door for a new Australian T20 captain, with the likes of Steve Smith, Ashton Turner and Glenn Maxwell all likely in the mix. 

Aaron Finch career record and statistics

  Matches Runs Average 50s 100s H.S
Test 5 278 27.80 2 62
ODI 146 5406 38.89 30 17 153*
T20I 103 3120 34.28 19 2 172
First-Class 88 4915 35.87 33 7 288*
List A 233 8771 39.86 51 23 188*
T20 382 11392 33.80 77 8 172

More to come.


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