Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has opined that his Test career is apparently over and it would be unrealistic for him to play red-ball cricket again for the country. Australia are touring the United Kindom (UK) for three T20Is and as many ODI’s for a series against England. Aaron Finch is the skipper for the series and has reached the UK with the squad.
Finch had recently opined that he wants the players to make sure they don’t break the protocols because a lot of hardwork by many people has made it possible for cricket to restart in this pandemic hit situation. The teams will face each other in a limited-overs series in Manchester and Southampton and will be kept in a biosecure environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aaron Finch on Test cricket:
Aaron Finch believes his test career is over with very limited opportunity left to play and amazing new players rising through the ranks. The 33-year-old has played only five Tests in his career while he has featured in 126 ODIs and 61 T20Is.
“In terms of red-ball cricket, I don’t think it’s realistic to play Test cricket again. Just based on two things: the amount of opportunity to play four-day cricket and force a claim, I think, is going to be really limited; and also the young batters coming through, there are some seriously good players in Australia, especially top-order batters.” Aron Finch said
“The talent depth is really, really strong at the moment so I don’t think that’s an opportunity to be honest”. Finch was quoted as saying cricket.com.au.
Aaron Finch loves to play in England
The Australian skipper has loved playing in England because of enough experience playing in the county, he has adapted well to the conditions. Finch has an astounding record against England and is just 28 runs shy of completing 1000 runs against England in ODIs.
“It’s always a place I’ve loved batting, right from when I first came over as a club player up in York. I think having played over here for six county seasons in T20 and a bit of four-day cricket helps,” he said.
“You play at venues a lot more and you just get more familiar with the place … having big squares here as a batter is always nice because you hit the ball through the field and you get full value for your shots.” “I don’t know what it is, but I do love it over here.”
Team Australia will be playing one 50-over intra-squad practice match and three T20 practice matches before the series begin on September 4 with the T20Is, as confirmed by the ECB. The ODIs will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester from September 11 and will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. The T20s will commence from September 4 and will be played in Southampton.