IPL 2022: KKR Sign Aaron Finch As a Replacement For Alex Hales

Mumbai: Two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders have signed Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch as a replacement for England’s Alex Hales for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. Hales had withdrawn from IPL 2022 citing bubble fatigue as the reason.Also Read – South Africa Announce Squad For Bangladesh ODIs, Eight IPL-Bound Players Included

“Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have signed Aaron Finch as a replacement for England batter Alex Hales for the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Hales has cited bubble fatigue as his reason for withdrawal from the tournament,” the IPL said in a release on Friday. Also Read – Australian Limited-Overs Skipper Aaron Finch Says His First-Class Days Likely Over

Finch, Australia’s ICC T20 World Cup-winning captain who had gone unsold in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction, has so far played 88 T20Is and scored 2686 runs with the help of two centuries and 15 half-centuries. Also Read – South African Cricketers Face Test Of Loyalty Ahead of IPL: Dean Elgar

Finch, who has played 87 IPL games and has over 2000 IPL runs, will join KKR at the price of INR 1.5 crore, the release said.

KKR will open their IPL 2022 campaign on March 26 when they take on Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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