Welcome to Yorkshire Aaron Finch— 11 February 2014
The Yorkshire County Cricket Club is delighted to announce the capture of one of the world’s best one-day batsmen with the signing of Australian International Aaron Finch.
Finch, 27, will join Yorkshire after his Indian Premier League commitments, which is due to end in May and could be in line to make his debut for the Yorkshire Vikings against reigning T20 Champions Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the opening match of the NatWest T20 Blast competition at Headingley on Friday May 16 2014.
The Melbourne Renegades captain is currently rated as one of the top three T20 batsmen in the world and holds the world-record for the highest ever T20 international innings scoring 156, including hitting a world record 14 sixes, against England last August at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
Finch is one of the high-profile players in this week’s IPL Players’ Auction and was sold for £319,000 joining Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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Aaron Finch said: “It is a great honour to be joining Yorkshire County Cricket Club this summer. This is one of the biggest cricket clubs in the world with a history and tradition second to none. I’ve heard so much about the place and can’t wait to join up with Jason Gillespie and the rest of the squad in May.
“When I heard Yorkshire was interested in signing me, I had no hesitation in signing. I had a good chat with Darren Lehmann (Australian Coach and former Yorkshire player) and he recommended that I joined the club. He can’t speak highly enough of the place and Yorkshire’s loyal supporters.
“I hope to play in all formats whilst I’m at the Club and even though the T20 season will be very exciting, I’m looking forward to testing myself in red ball cricket too
“It is important for my cricket development to play in English conditions and to help Yorkshire be a force in all forms of the game will be a good challenge for me.
“I have some experience of the area having had a year playing for Clifton Alliance in the York Senior League a few years ago. I’m looking forward to meeting up with some old friends. I can’t wait to get started.”