Aaron Finch: Virat Kohli Don't Have Many Chinks In Armour

Aaron Finch: Virat Kohli Don’t Have Too Many Chinks In Armour

Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch shake hands. Photo Credit: ICC.

Aaron Finch feels that the Indian skipper doesn’t have too many weak points and is one of the best ODI players. Virat Kohli was far from his best in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 according to his standards.

Virat Kohli scored more than 450 runs in the 13th edition of IPL but the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper didn’t look in the best of form with his strike-rate being low. He scored 466 runs in 15 games averaging 42.36.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: IPL)

Aaron Finch: Not Too Many Chinks In Virat Kohli’s Armour As He Is Best ODI Player

Aaron Finch, who played under Virat Kohli in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, feels the Indian skipper doesn’t have too many ‘chinks in his armour’ and Australia’s plan would be to keep looking for the ways to dismiss him in the ODI series which gets underway this Friday.

“He doesn’t have too many, to be honest. If you look at his record it’s second to none. His records are remarkable. I think what we need to keep in mind is we have to keep looking ways to get him out because if go away from this you could miss the trip,” Finch said in a virtual press conference while replying to ANI’s query.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI

“There are not too many chinks in his armour. He is probably the best one day player of all time. It’s about sticking to our plan,” he added.

Aaron Finch too went through a lean patch during his stint with RCB in the IPL. Virat Kohli has 2nd highest average in ODIs after Ryan Ten Doeschate – a high 59.33 with 11867 runs in 248 ODIs from 2008 till now.

Aaron Finch : Scoring Runs In Any Format Gives Player Confidence

The Australian skipper, who is famous for his hitting prowess, scored 268 runs in the showpiece event averaging 22.33 with only 1 fifty in 12 games.

“I think scoring runs in any format gives the player confidence. When you make runs you feel good but that is easier said than done in the shortest format of the game. The form is good and it’s great to have a good form behind you,” said Finch.

India and Australia are slated to lock horns in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The first ODI will be played on Friday, November 27 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

After the white-ball limited over series conclude, both sides will shift their attention to the longest format of the game. The first Test between India and Australia will be a day-night contest, beginning from December 17 in Adelaide. It will be India’s first day-night overseas Test and second overall day-night Test after the Kolkata Test between India and Bangladesh in 2019.

Aaron Finch.
Aaron Finch. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Virat Kohli will lead India in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is but will play the first Test only and will return home to attend the birth of his first child. So the Indian captain will miss the last 3 Tests.

The four-match series will be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC). Australia are on top of the standing while India is at the second position after ICC altered the points system for WTC due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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