Aaron Finch is looking to make a statement with the Melbourne Renegades in the upcoming Big Bash League (BBL) season. The 36-year-old denied reports that the upcoming BBL season would be his farewell with the Renegades. The Australian T20I captain believes that he still has a lot to contribute and is eager to prove it.
The opening batsman struggled with the bat last year and decided to retire from ODIs in September 2022 after the 3-0 win over New Zealand.
Finch led Australia to the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 but failed to defend the title as the team failed to qualify for the knockout stages. His next outing is expected to be in the Big Bash League (BBL), with Australia’s next T20I assignment being a white-ball tour of South Africa in August 2023.
Finch told reporters that he hoped people would not write about him because of his age and form.
“Hopefully people don’t write me off too quick. I’m really keen to get back into it. Once you have a little break for a while, it gets the juices flowing again.”
They’re Huge Drawcards For Our Club – Aaron Finch
The Renegades squad has been strengthened by the additions of Peter Handscomb, Martin Guptill, Andre Russell, and Mujeeb ur Rehman. They selected Liam Livingstone as the No.1 pick in the first BBL draft earlier this year. However, an unexpected call-up to the England Test team forced the all-rounder to pull out of the competition.
Finch noted that players like Andre Russell and Martin Guptill have ruled the world of cricket for a long time and are huge drawcards for the franchise. He said the Big Bash is an amazing competition that brings together the world’s greatest players.
“We’ve added some real strength to our group, so for us it’s just about starting the tournament well. In T20 cricket, experience counts for a lot. Guys like Andre Russell and Martin Guptill have dominated world cricket for a long time, so they’re huge drawcards for our club. The Big Bash is a phenomenal tournament and we get some of the best players in the world.”