The head coach of the Australian cricket team, Justin Langer has backed the Aussie skipper – Aaron Finch in spite of facing a torrid time with the bat which has now made him go 19 innings without scoring a fifty for the nation down under.
Langer states that it Finch’s attitude and leadership abilities that still makes him as one of the guys to watch out for in the team, in spite of not contributing much with the willow in recent time.
“Another important part about leadership is that he’s really consistent. We haven’t seen any real change in his personality or his attitude around the group, so that’s a real credit to him. That’s why he is the captain of the team,” Langer said.
“He’s such a good player, such a good person, captain of the team, we know he’ll come good,”
Justin Langer also added further detail by talking about the player of the series in the T20I series versus India – Glenn Maxwell by labeling him as one of the most “destructive” batsmen in today’s day and age.
The ‘Big Show’ as he’s commonly referred to scored a fifty followed by an scintillating hundred in the second T20I versus India, which made the kangaroos register history by winning their first ever T20I series in the subcontinent nation.
“There’s no more destructive player in the world – we talk about ‘Maxi’ (Glenn Maxwell), Marcus Stoinis, a number of our players who can be so destructive – but when he’s going, he is as destructive as a player as there is in white-ball cricket,” Langer concluded.
The five match – ODI series is all set for initiation, with the first game to be hosted on March 2, at Hyderabad.
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