Under-pressure Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia’s limited overs team, has had a terrible run with the bat recently, but he asserted on Monday that he is still “a very good” player. Finch is hoping to regain his form for this week’s match against New Zealand.
Under-pressure Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia’s limited overs team, has had a terrible run with the bat recently, but he asserted on Monday that he is still “a very good” player. Finch is hoping to regain his form for this week’s match against New Zealand. Following two successive ducks in the final two games of their most recent series in Sri Lanka, the 35-year-old opener scored just 15, one, and five runs in Australia’s 2-1 victory in the One-Day International series against Zimbabwe last week.
His situation is coming under greater criticism as the Twenty20 World Cup draws closer to being held in the United Kingdom in October.
Finch has three one-day international matches against the best team in the world starting on Tuesday in the city of Cairns in Queensland. He needs to win all of these games in order to end his losing streak and shut up his detractors.
He said to the reporters that “you are always seeking to improve,” and that “the most important thing” is “being able to train consistently and keep fiddling with my game to get better.” “It is what you are always striving to accomplish,” he added.
“Obviously, in terms of the output of runs, the performances haven’t been there for me personally, but despite that, I still get the impression that I’m a pretty decent player.
“I’m feeling extremely wonderful… The day before a game, I had a good long shot in the nets that was probably longer than usual. Unfortunately, the fact that I haven’t been spending as much time in the middle these days necessitates that I do more training.”
The home team enters the series having been humiliated by Zimbabwe in Townsville on Saturday. They lost by three wickets, which gave the world’s 13th-ranked side their first ever victory over the cricketing giant in Australia.
An much more difficult test lies ahead, this time from New Zealand, captained by Kane Williamson.
Finch has spoken highly of the Black Caps, stating that they “continue to be one of the benchmarks in world cricket in all three formats of the game.”
“No matter the format, they are always intense duels… in most cases, they are played out to the bitter end.”
The team’s coach, Andrew McDonald, has hinted that he may make some adjustments to the starting lineup.
He stated, “You’ll see the balance of our squad start to shift from game to game at times, just making sure that we’re covering all the bases.” “You’ll see the balance of our team start to vary from game to game when it comes to certain situations.”
After winning the one-day international series against the West Indies 2-1 last month, New Zealand are now in Cairns, where Williamson anticipates “a really challenging battle” for his team.
According to what he said, “they’re quite clinical, definitely in their own backyard.”
“As a result, it is wonderful for our group to be able to compete in yet another Chappell-Hadlee tournament here (series).
Although there are just three one-day matches and a rather short amount of time, there is a lot for our white-ball unit to gain from this.
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