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Cricket Australia is having a bitter-sweet time with Aaron Finch. The swashbuckling player is failing to show his mojo with the bat in the recent past. He numbers look pretty poor across the formats for Australia in the past 6 months. But, in the meantime, he has been brilliant as the skipper for Australia in limited overs format. Meanwhile, the former great Ricky Ponting makes his voice on the skipper.
Despite taking the captaincy mantle during the tough circumstances, the right-handed batsman dealt the team well. He learnt from the losses and had a great stint with the team in a brief period so far. He achieved a rare record of winning T20I and ODI series against India in India.
He looked really sharp – Ricky Ponting
Speaking of the captaincy, Ricky Ponting lauded Aaron Finch for gelling well together with the youngsters. He added that Finch got brilliant tactics in his kitty, which would certainly help the team. Ponting believes that Finch will get a solid squad for the ICC World Cup 2019.
”His captaincy, from what I’ve seen in the last few months even though he hasn’t been batting that well, has looked really sharp and he’s going to have a great squad of players. He’s the man, for me, to captain Australia throughout hopefully a successful World Cup campaign,” Ricky Ponting said.
Ricky Ponting backs Aaron Finch – The Batsman
Further, he went on to add saying that Aaron Finch is the best batsman for Australia at present. He feels that it would be a matter of time for him to make things fall in place for him. Ponting is hopeful of Finch gaining his form ahead of the grand event.
“He’s been Australia’s best performed one-day batsman in the last couple of seasons. He’s made more hundreds than anybody else. Although he’s recently gone through a real tough time, if he can get through the other side of that before the World Cup, it could be – as hard as it sounds on him – it almost could be perfect timing,” he added.
He is hopeful of Finch gaining his form ahead of the grand event. It would be odd for Australia to see their captain out of the form in such a massive event.
He’d rather be going through that now than going through that at the start of the World Cup and having your captain completely out of form going through an entire World Cup,” Ponting told cricket.com.au.
All in all, it has been a sensational effort from Australia against India in the T20I and ODI series. They would take a lot of confidence to their next series against Pakistan and then in the ICC World Cup 2019.