AUS vs SL, T20Is: Aaron Finch can achieve these milestones
Australian cricket team limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch will be aiming to achieve several milestones in the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting tomorrow. The two teams will be playing a five-match T20I series. Finch, who is Australia's leading run-scorer in T20Is, would want to make his presence felt and lead by example. Here are further details.
Why does it matter?
Finch led Australia to glory in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE last November. With another World T20 on offer later this year, Finch knows he has to be at his best to derive the maximum out from his side. One of the leading batters in T20Is, Finch would want to be crucial for the Aussies and score important runs.
Finch can get to 1,000 T20I runs at home
Finch has racked up 849 runs in T20Is on home soil at an average of 35.37. He has smashed six fifties with the highest score of 74. Finch has a strike rate of 144.88. Notably, Finch needs 151 more to register 1,000 T20I runs at home. He needs 283 runs in the five-match series to reach the mark of 500 against SL at home.
Finch has an outside chance to register 3,000 T20I runs
Finch is behind the likes of Martin Guptill (3,299), Virat Kohli (3,227), Rohit Sharma (3,197), and Babar Azam (2,620) in terms of runs in T20Is. Notably, Finch can become the fourth batter in T20Is to reach a milestone of 3,000 runs. He needs 392 runs in the upcoming five-match series. However, he is set to get past Babar's tally.
A look at Finch's T20I career in numbers
Finch is the fifth-highest scorer in T20Is. He has amassed 2,608 runs at 35.72. Finch has smashed two tons and 15 fifties with the best score of 172. He has hit 261 fours and 113 sixes. Finch has a strike rate of 148.01.
Finch can achieve these feats as well
In nine T20I matches, Finch has 254 runs versus Lanka at 28.22. He needs 246 runs to achieve a mark of 500 against the Asian side. David Warner (512) is the only Aussie batter to achieve this mark. Finch, who has 113 T20I sixes, can surpass Eoin Morgan (120) and Chris Gayle (124). He can also get past Guptill's tally of 287 fours (261).