Australian skipper Aaron Finch has finally admitted that his performance in the recently concluded series against India has been one of the main reasons for Australia’s failure in the series.
Finch shared that he was a ‘weak link’ in the One-Day International team that suffered a 1-2 defeat at the hands of India in their recently-concluded ODI series.
Finch, who has not been performing at his best in the recent past, said that he witnessed an amazing improvement in the Australian ODI batting performance in their limited-over matches against the Men in Blue, adding that his dismal performance in the series was a disappointing thing for his as the skipper of the team.
“We have seen some real improvement in the way we have batted in the last three One-Day International games in particular. I was probably the weak link in that which is disappointing for me as the captain of the side,” Finch added.
By seeing his poor performance in the ODI series as well as in the Test series, Aaron has been excluded from Australia’s upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka. He believes that his exclusion from the side will give him a better opportunity to improve his game.
“I think this time will be really good to be able to work on my game with some more time in the schedule. I think it will allow me to work on specific things in my game. When you are trying to tinker with a few things with a day in between games and things like that, you do not have enough time to hit enough balls to be able to get that set.”
Adding, “I am really excited about the next couple of weeks to work on my game and hopefully get that right. I have got a lot of confidence in myself that I can do that but time will tell.”
The right-handed batsman has a poor white-ball series as he could only manage to score a total of 26 runs in the three ODI matches against the Virat Kohli-led Indian team. He had a disappointing average of 8.6 in the series.
Finch will now be practicing hard to make some things right before heading to India for a limited-overs tour beginning February 24.
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar