Australia’s limited over cricket captain Aaron Finch said that he wanted to play in the IPL. It is worth noting that no franchise chose him in the mega auction. However, he also said that he is not surprised to remain unsold. Representing eight franchises in 85 IPL matches, Finch has scored 2005 runs at an average of 25.71, including 14 half-centuries.
Finch last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2020 edition of the tournament and was released by the franchise after the season ended. He was left unsold in the auction before IPL 2021. However, last year under his captaincy, the Kangaroo team won the ICC T20 World Cup in the year 2021.
On being unsold in the IPL, “No doubt I love to play but as far as Indian franchises are concerned, there are a lot of top-order players who can do really well.” Teams from all over the world are missing numbers five, six and seven (real power hitters) at the domestic or international level. I was not surprised. I would have loved to have lived there, but I have spent 10 years there, for which I am grateful.Finch said at the San Dwayne World Show
Finch further felt that the demand for batsmen at number 5, 6 and 7 was such that he was not signed by any IPL team before the 2022 season. He said that these are probably in a bit more demand than before as teams are starting to understand the importance of power hitting. In T20s, there is only boundary hitting option at the end. Let us tell you that the Australian team is currently playing the T20 series against Sri Lanka. The team led by Finch took an unassailable 3-0 lead.