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Finch is ready to fire

Commonwealth Bank Bushranger Aaron Finch has arrived in Delhi and is ready to take the IPL by storm.

Having established a reputation as one of the biggest hitters in Australian cricket, alongside players such as David Warner and David Hussey, Finch will resume with the Daredevils next month having flown out of Melbourne at the weekend.

With a Twenty20 average of 37.3 and strike rate of 133, the explosive top-order batsman is rapidly becoming noticed around the world and will get the chance to develop new skills and shots alongside some of the game's biggest names.

Finch is also excited to play alongside Victorian teammate Glenn Maxwell, who recently received the call up to join the Daredevils, but will be missing Andrew McDonald, who was traded to Royal Challengers Bangalore, and coach Greg Shipperd.

Maxwell's 19-ball, half-century gave him the exposure he needed to get noticed by a team like Delhi.

The Victorian representatives have said they are both well prepared and looking forward to the tournament.

"Pressure is always there when you are playing in a T20 match," Finch said.

"But I don't think there'll be any extra pressure. It just gives me an opportunity to get a few matches in a row under my belt and hopefully find some rhythm."

With the absence of big-hitters Ross Taylor, Warner,  Mahela Jayewardene and Kevin Pietersen, the two Victorians will have to step up to help the Daredevils succeed.

"IPL is a great opportunity to play with the best players in the world," Finch said.

"For people back in Australia, it is hard to understand the atmosphere and excitement in the game when (Virender) Sehwag and Sachin (Tendulkar) walk out to toss the coin."

Delhi will commence its IPL campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday, April 5.


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