Former England Fast Bowler Steven Finn Retires From All Forms Of Cricket
Steven Finn, a former England fast-bowler, has officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. In his international career, the right-arm pacer represented England in 36 Tests, 69 One-Day Internationals, and 21 Twenty20 Internationals.
Finn admitted to BCC Sport that he has been battling a battle with his body for the previous 12 months.
"I've been fighting a battle with my body for the last year and have conceded defeat." I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to pursue cricket as a career since making my debut for Middlesex in 2005.
The voyage hasn't always been easy, but I've enjoyed it all the same. "To have played 125 games for England, including 36 tests, far exceeded my expectations," Finn remarked.
He was a right-arm fast bowler for England and Middlesex County Cricket Club. From 2010 to 2017, he represented England in 36 Test matches, 69 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 21 T20 Internationals, demonstrating his extraordinary talents on both home and international levels.
Finn's Test match statistics are impressive. He has 125 wickets at a career-high average of 30.40 and a best figure of 6/125. His bowling domination is further demonstrated by an economical rate of 3.37.
While Finn's Test cricket statistics are remarkable, his ODI statistics are equally so. Finn took 102 wickets in 69 matches with a strike rate of 29.29. His greatest bowling performance came against India in 2012, when he claimed five wickets for 33 runs.
His economy rate, another important indicator of a bowler's effectiveness, was only 4.84, which is commendable in the shorter format known for aggressive batting.
Finn's statistics in the shortest version of the game, T20 Internationals, are impressive. He took 27 wickets in 21 matches, with a high of 3/16.
Finn, who stands 6ft 7 inches tall, was sometimes compared to Australian legend Glenn McGrath. His incredible accuracy and ability to generate extra bounce made him just as dangerous as his countryman.