AUS vs ENG 2018: After Ponting, Finch supports Maxwell ODI recall

Finch is included in the Australian squad for ODI series against England.

Finch has backed Ponting's call to includde Maxwell in the ODI squad. (CricketCountry)

After former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting voiced his support for Glenn Maxwell's return to the ODI squad, his Australian teammate Aaron Finch has backed up Ponting's call.

Steve Smith, the Australian captain, said Maxwell was dropped because his training standards were not of international standards. However, Finch has shown his support his teammate.

"In the lead-up to the (Sheffield) Shield season, his training was fantastic and I think his results have reflected that over the last couple of months - just pure output of runs in that format," Finch said in Melbourne on Wednesday.

"The way that he's batting is as good as I've seen him in terms of his tempo," he said. "He's playing some really good cricket at the moment. He's probably changed a little bit from being all guns blazing from the first ball to giving himself a little bit of time". 

"I suppose the Melbourne Stars have been losing a few early wickets, and that's allowed him to bat for a bit longer before he has to take a risk," he added. "If the opportunity comes he'll take it with both hands and perform well again."

Australia post their Test series win against England is now setting their sights on the ODI series, one which starts from January 14. 

Australia squad for Gillette ODI series against England:

Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Adam Zampa


By Anshuman Roy - 10 Jan, 2018

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