MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 22: Aaron Finch of the Renegades bats during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder at Etihad Stadium on December 22, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

In the wake of his final retirement from all international cricket, former Australian white ball captain Aaron Finch has re-signed with the Melbourne Renegades after a strong season in the BBL.

Finch marked his 100th appearance for the Renegades in his 13th season with the club on his way to a third-place finish in the player of the season ladder.

The praise was well deserved too, as the experienced batter moved down the order to four and reminded everyone why he's one of the greats by scoring 428 runs with four half-centuries.

He also captained the side most of the season after regular captain Nic Maddinson went down injured, resulting in him being named captain of the team of the tournament.

His experience and great form were vital in getting the Renegades out of last place for the first time in four seasons, getting to third before falling short against eventual finalists, the Brisbane Heat.

Melbourne Renegades General Manager James Rosengarten commented on how much Finch has left to give in the wake of his international retirement and how important it is to keep in at the club.

“We're thrilled to have Aaron continuing his career with the Renegades,” Rosengarten said to the team website.

“He has been a Renegade since day one, and he has had an unparalleled influence on our club over the past dozen years.

“Aaron might be calling time on his outstanding international career, but it is clear he is still one of the best players in the country.

“His performances in the Big Bash this season, in a new role, were exceptional and he continues to have a significant impact on our team through both his batting and leadership”.