Australian Cricket Star Aaron Finch Announces Big Bash League Retirement

Australian cricket icon Aaron Finch retires from the Big Bash League, concluding an illustrious stint with Melbourne Renegades. Read about his impactful leadership and memorable moments in the BBL.

Former Australian cricket captain Aaron Finch has declared his retirement from the Big Bash League (BBL) following the current season with Melbourne Renegades.

Announcing at Marvel Stadium before the Renegades’ match against the Hobart Hurricanes, the 37-year-old affirmed that this ongoing season would mark his final appearance in the league.

Reflecting on his remarkable career across international and domestic cricket, Aaron Finch expressed his fondness for every moment. He highlighted the profound significance of clinching the BBL title, deeming it an exceptionally special memory. Additionally, he expressed immense pride in having remained loyal to a single club throughout his career.

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Finch, who captained the Renegades for nine consecutive seasons from season 2 to 10, holds the club’s top-scoring record with 3311* runs. He ranks second on the Big Bash League‘s all-time runs chart, trailing only Chris Lynn, among other notable achievements.

Assuming leadership from the current Australian men’s coach Andrew McDonald, Finch’s influence as a leader profoundly impacted the Renegades. His tenure culminated in a historic victory during the 2019 final against arch-rivals the Stars, a defining moment in the club’s history.

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Renegades Head Coach David Saker praised Finch’s unparalleled commitment and leadership, attributing much of the team’s success to his contributions.

Aaron Finch’s farewell match in the BBL is scheduled for January 13, during the Melbourne Derby against the Melbourne Stars at Marvel Stadium.

With 11,458 runs at an average of 33.70 and a strike rate of 138.21, Finch currently ranks as the seventh-highest run-scorer in T20 cricket. His career-best score of 172 was achieved while playing for Australia against Zimbabwe in 2018.

Having retired from international cricket in February 2023, Finch’s captaincy was marked by a significant victory as he led Australia to triumph in the 2021 T20 World Cup.