Aaron Finch drawn by Yorkshire's history of Australia batsmen

Australia batsman Aaron Finch

Australia limited-overs opener Aaron Finch wants to emulate the success his compatriots have had at Yorkshire.

The 27-year-old, the world's number-one ranked T20 batsman, has joined up with the Tykes for the rest of the summer.

Current national team coach Darren Lehmann, Damien Martyn and Michael Bevan are just three Australian batsmen that have played for the county.

"There's a great history of Australians here - Darren likes to think of himself as an Aussie-Yorkshireman," said Finch.

Former Australia seamer Jason Gillespie had a spell at Headingley during an illustrious playing career before returning to the county to become first-team coach in 2012.

Greg Blewett, Matthew Elliot, Phil Jaques, Simon Katich, Clint McKay, Ryan Harris and Ian Harvey are other Australia internationals to turn out for the club.

"Jason and Darren had a big impact on me coming here," Finch told BBC Radio Leeds.

"Darren speaks very passionately about the place. It's very exciting, and I hope I can contribute to a few wins in T20 and the Championship."

Finch arrives for a first stint in county cricket after a spell in the Indian Premier League with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

He holds the record for a T20 international innings after scoring 156 against England in August but will play all forms of the game for Yorkshire.

"I am dying to play some four-day stuff and feel I can learn a lot from it," explained Finch, who is yet to make his Test debut.

"Coming straight from the IPL, I know the conditions are going to be a little different and might take a little while to get used to."

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