“Hales has cited bubble fatigue as his reason for withdrawal from the tournament,” IPL stated in a media release.
Finch, who led Australia to an ICC T20 World Cup win, has so far played 88 T20Is scoring 2,686 runs with the help of two hundreds and 15 half-centuries.
🚨 Aaron Finch joins KKR as a replacement for Alex Hales. Welcome to the #GalaxyOfKnights, @AaronFinch5! 💜#KKR… https://t.co/zUhyEnFDvY
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1647012882000
“Finch, who has played 87 IPL games and has over 2000 IPL runs, will join KKR at the price of Rs 1.5 crore”, it added.
The Australian white-ball captain, who last played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2020 edition, was not picked by any team in the IPL mega auction last month.
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) 1647012348000
KKR will take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL lung opener on March 26 at the Wankhede Stadium.