T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Finch named BBL Player of Tournament

17/1/2013 15:58 PM
Aaron Finch
Melbourne Renegades captain Aaron Finch has capped a stellar season by being named the KFC T20 Big Bash League’s Player of the Tournament today.

Finch polled 21 votes to finish a decisive winner ahead of Shaun Marsh (17) and Lasith Malinga (16). Chris Lynn, Ricky Ponting and Luke Pomersbach finished in a tie for fourth on 12 points.

Finch polled in five of the seven matches he played while amassing 309 runs at an average of 77.25 and strike rate of 128.21. His saved his two best performances of the year for cross-town rivals the Melbourne Stars, scoring 178 runs in two matches without being dismissed, including a highest score of 111 not out in the opening match of the season.


Aaron Finch Season Highlights (round matches only):

  • 309 runs (2nd in BBL)   
  • 38 boundaries - 31 x fours, 7 x sixes (2nd)
  • 77.25 Batting Average – (1st among players who played at least three matches)
  • Highest score: 111*

Also named today was the KFC T20 Big Bash League’s Young Gun, with Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn edging teammate Ben Cutting and Perth Scorchers fast-bowling all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile to win the award.

To be eligible for the BBL Young Gun award, a player must have been 25 or under and never have represented Australia when the BBL season started.

A finalist for the BBL Player of the Tournament, 22-year-old Lynn batted in the middle order for the Brisbane Heat with his two best innings of the season a pair of 51s, one against Perth Scorchers and the other against Sydney Thunder.

Lynn’s six-hitting ability (one every 11.8 balls) ranked him among the league’s elite behind Heat teammate Thisara Perera (8.5 balls per six), and Strikers duo Kieron Pollard (9.1) and Nathan Reardon (11.4)., while his strike rate (140.18) ranked fifth among the league’s top 20 run scorers.

Player of the Tournament Voting Procedure

The Player of the Tournament was awarded to the player who received the most votes from umpires at the end of the 32-match regular season. After each match, both umpires cast individual 3-2-1 votes.

 

Name

Team

Votes

Matches Polled

1

Aaron Finch

Renegades

2

5

2

Shaun Marsh

Scorchers

1

4

3

Lasith Malinga

Stars

1

4

4

Chris Lynn

Heat

1

3

5

Ricky Ponting

Hurricanes

1

2

6

Luke Pomersbach

Heat

1

2

7

Brad Hodge

Stars

1

4

8

Michael Klinger

Strikers

1

2

9

Ben Cutting

Heat

1

2

10

Ben Rohrer

Renegades

1

5

11

Ben Laughlin

Hurricanes

1

3

12

Herschelle Gibbs

Scorchers

9

3

13

Aaron O'Brien

Renegades

9

2

14

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Scorchers

9

3

15

Alfonso Thomas

Scorchers

8

3

16

Muttiah Muralidaran

Renegades

8

2

17

Tim Paine

Hurricanes

7

2

18

Dan Christian

Heat

7

2

19

Clint McKay

Stars

7

2

20

Dirk Nannes

Thunder

7

3



Adelaide Strikers Brisbane Heat
Michael Klinger 10 Chris Lynn 12
Tim Ludeman 6 / Phillip Hughes 6 / Luke Pomersbach12
Nathan Reardon 6 Ben Cutting 10
Hobart Hurricanes Melbourne Renegades
Ricky Ponting 12 Aaron Finch 21
Ben Laughlin 10 Ben Rohrer 10
Tim Paine 7 Aaron O’Brien 9
Melbourne Stars Perth Scorchers
Lasith Malinga 16 Shaun Marsh 17
Brad Hodge 11 Herschelle Gibbs 9
Clint McKay 7 Nathan Coulter-Nile 9
Sydney Thunder SYDNEY SIXERS
Dirk Nannes 7 Brad Haddin 6
Chris Gayle 5 Daniel Hughes 6
Usman Khawaja 4 Michael Lumb 6