Kolkata Knight Riders have signed Aaron Finch, Australian Limited Overs Skipper as a replacement for Alex Hales.
Aaron Finch would be joining the Kolkata Knight Riders Franchise at INR 1.5 crore. Alex Hales withdraw from IPL 2022 citing Bubble fatigue and mental well being.
🚨 Aaron Finch joins KKR as a replacement for Alex Hales.
Welcome to the #GalaxyOfKnights, @AaronFinch5! 💜#KKR #KKRHaiTaiyaar #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/3HnSyKogV2
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 11, 2022
Australia’s ICC T20 world cup winning captain Finch remained unsold in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He didn’t have a great Indian Premier League seasons resulting remained unsold during the auction. This is a great opportunity for Finch to showcase his talent back as an opener for KKR.
This will be the Ninth IPL Franchise for Finch. He has played with Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, Pune Warriors India, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Shreyas Iyer is named the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and his experience will be vital for the KKR team.
Two time IPL Champions Kolkata Knight Riders will playing the first game against Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium on March 26.
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