Ahead of the Vitality T20 Blast 2021 season, Lancashire have signed the services of young New Zealand sensation, Allen Finn on Friday. The 21-year old made headlines after exhibiting a superb show in the 2020-21 Super Smash season. He scored 512 runs at a strike rate of 194 and finished as the top-scorer in the tournament. His belligerent stroke-play also helped Wellington Firebirds win the title.
“To win the Super Smash, and finish as leading run scorer in my breakthrough T20 tournament, has provided me with a platform and I am now looking forward to continuing to learn and improve as a cricketer.
“Lancashire is a huge club with a proud history and I absolutely can’t wait to play at Emirates Old Trafford throughout the Vitality Blast competition. They’ve got a very talented, young, and exciting squad so I’m really looking forward to joining up with the group later this year to hopefully challenge for the title,” he added.
Followed his exceptional performances in the Super Smash tournament, Finn received his maiden call-up to the New Zealand squad for the recently concluded T20 series against Australia. He, however, couldn’t get a chance to feature in the playing XI. Before playing for Lancashire, Allen Finn would be seen donning RCB’s jersey in the upcoming edition of IPL.
Meanwhile, Lancashire’s director of cricket, Paul Allott, said: “Finn is an extremely highly-rated young cricketer, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring him to Lancashire Cricket.