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Melbourne Renegades legend Aaron Finch will play on with the club, after announcing his retirement from international cricket.
One of Australia’s most decorated white-ball players, Finch finishes his international career after 254 appearances across all three formats, with 19 centuries to his name.
However, his journey in red will continue.
The foundation Renegade has agreed to a new two-year deal, which will take him into a 14thseason with the club.
Finch played his 100thmatch for the club this season, becoming the first player to reach the milestone for the Renegades.
The 36-year-old enjoyed one of his most successful Big Bash seasons in BBL|12, taking on a new role at number four.
Finch scored 428 runs – including four half-centuries – to finish third in the Player of the Tournament award.
He was also named captain of the Team of the Tournament, stepping back into the leadership role after an injury to Nic Maddinson during the season.
Finch’s signature adds to an experienced core of players already locked in for next season or beyond, including the likes of Maddinson, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Shaun Marsh and Jon Wells.
“We’re thrilled to have Aaron continuing his career with the Renegades,” Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten, said.
“He has been a Renegade since day one and he has had an unparalleled influence on our club over the past dozen years.
“Aaron might be calling time on his outstanding international career, but it is clear he is still one of the best players in the country.
“His performances in the Big Bash this season, in a new role, were exceptional and he continues to have a significant impact on our team through both his batting and leadership.