An aggressive right-handed batsman, Aaron Finch rose to prominence in the 2009-10 Australian domestic season, with his monstrous strikes helping Victoria Bushrangers to the Twenty20 Big Bash title. Finch was the second highest scorer in the league with 189 runs, with an impressive average (47.25) and strike-rate (143.18). An international debut followed, where he played for Australia against England in a Twenty20 in January 2011, and his unbeaten 33-ball 53 in the second game of the series helped Australia to a nail-biting four-run win, earning him the Man of the Match award. He started out as a middle-order batsman for Victoria, but was soon moved up the ranks to open, where his explosive right-handed batting made for good starts. In the IPL, Finch was initially drafted into the Rajasthan Royals team in 2010, but was picked up by Delhi Daredevils in the 2011 auctions for $US 300,000. Discipline was an issue in Finch’s early years, and he was banned for a month from the Australian Cricket Academy for not keeping his room tidy in 2007. He was also fined for tampering with the ball late in 2010, during Victoria's Sheffield Shield match against South Australia.