If you were fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be watching Aaron Finch pulverize Jade Dernbach, Danny Briggs, Luke Wright and all the other A-grade English bowlers last night – you will know that his scoring pattern en route to the 156 he hammered at the Ageas Bowl was littered with fours and sixes – 11 and 14 of each, respectively. But should Australians’ rejoice at this innings? Or is this an indictment of their current cricketing conundrum?
Aaron Finch might be an unknown entity to many English fans so here’s the back of his batting card – 26 years old, 7 ODIs and 7 T20s for Australia, an average of 15 in ODIs and an average of 54 in T20s (helped significantly by this innings). He has played 33 First Class games for Victoria and Australia ‘A’ (whom he captains), and his First Class average is 29.56 .