Australian opener Aaron Finch has been the most consistent batsman within the limited overs setup for quite a while now. The Victorian has stacked up some impressive numbers since the last couple of years and along with opening partner David Warner, Finch has churned out some fine performances. With Australia currently in the Caribbean, Finch spoke to Cricbuzz in an exclusive interview and opened up on his playing attributes.
Below, are the excerpts from his interview with Cricbuzz.
On his batting style:
I think I’ve always been quite an aggressive player and I think it is something that came quite naturally to me. Obviously, in T20 and ODI cricket, when you open the batting, the field’s up and you’re looking to get the team off to a quick start so I think that’s a challenge you want to do well in when you take on that role.
His understanding with opening partner David Warner:
The understanding happened naturally. One day, I might have felt better and hit a couple of boundaries to start. The other day, he might have. Then it’s just about having a good relationship of being able to get off strike and get the guy who is batting well at that time, on strike. It’s nothing that is planned about. We don’t talk about it too much. Different people match up to different players to different styles as well. And that plays a big part.
Warner has been a great test batsman….
Davy Warner is one of the best two-or-three batters in the world. His record is outstanding, he gets runs in big games when a Test match is on the line. He gets big hundreds and wins games. “I think that’s one way he probably has single-handedly helped other T20 players understand that if he can do it… they can too. Obviously, he is an unbelievable player… but if he can do it, there is no doubt that players can come through the T20 and ODI ranks to do well in Tests. We saw George Bailey do it as well in Australia during the Ashes.
Own ambition to play test cricket:
That is something I would love to do but I’m not going to put so much pressure on myself because, when you do that, you forget to have fun in the game. You look too far ahead and forget to have the fun and forget about the enjoyment you had when you were six years old growing up playing cricket, for the love of it. Joe Burns has done fantastically well. He came in under quite a bit of pressure because Rogers obviously was very consistent. So they are obviously big shoes to fill. He played beautifully against New Zealand in their own conditions. He’s got that position in his own hands at the moment. He’s played unbelievably well. So for me, personally, I just have to keep making runs, wherever I can – in England, Australia or at the IPL.