Finch continues to fail 

Australia captain Aaron Finch is battling a lean patch in white-ball cricket and there seems to be no end to his struggles at the moment. 

Another Failure

In the first ODI against New Zealand, Finch scored five runs off four deliveries before Trent Boult sent the Aussie skipper back to the hut. 

Since January 2022, Finch has scored just 169 runs in 12 matches for Australia in ODIs. His T20I form has also been poor. 

Lean Patch

Let's take a look at the lowest ODI batting average for an Australian opener in a calendar year (minimum 10 innings).


In the year 1982, Graeme Wood scored 317 runs in 13 innings at an average of 24.38 and he sits in fifth place on this list.

5 | Graeme Wood

Michael Slater scored 435 runs in 18 innings at an average of 24.16 as an opener for Australia in 1994.

4 | Michael Slater

In 1990, David Boon accumulated 262 runs in 11 innings at an average of 23.81 as an opener and he sits in third place on this list. 

3 | David Boon

In 1989, David Boon faired poorly as an opening batter and scored just 267 runs in 16 innings at an average of 16.68. 

2 | David Boon 

After his most recent failure with the bat, Finch has occupied the top spot in this list as he is averaging 14.08 in 2022. 

1 | Aaron Finch 

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