'Exciting time' for Australia to build again: Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch will play a major role against England in the upcoming series

Finch will have a new opening partner in the absence of Warner | Source PTI

It is really going to be tough for  Australia to prepare ahead of their upcoming One-Day series against England starting on June 13. The Australian cricket team is still pondering over their ball-tampering scandal after players like Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned from playing cricket. The absence of these players will definitely breach Australia's top order. The pace department as well is unavailable due to injuries, they will miss the services of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Hazlewood as they are not fit.

To fill the gap of the top order is really going to be tough but there is always an opportunity for other players to perform and move ahead to focus on the coming assignments, keeping aside the episode that took place in Cape-Town earlier this year.

Aaron Finch surely wants to keep a positive approach to things for future perspective. While the right-hand opening batsman feels non-appearance of David Warner will be a 'little bit strange,' he thinks of an exciting time to redevelop Australia cricket again.

"We've all had a chance to get our head around the fact that him, Steve (Smith) and Cameron (Bancroft) aren't going to be part of it for the next little while," Finch told AAP on Thursday (June 7). "Which way the selectors go for the opening spots, I don't really know, but I think it's an exciting time for Australian cricket that we can start to build again."

Since the past few years, Aaron Finch has formed an explosive pair with left-handed David Warner. When asked about how is easy it is to adapt a new partner, Finch says "That's the foundation of any good opening partnership.

"Getting an understanding on running between wickets, different styles of batting. You build that at training and out in the middle, we'll do that in the tour games.

"It's nothing dramatic, you might change a little thing here and there depending on who you're batting with."

The Five-Match ODI series will be starting from June 13 in England and Aaron Finch will have a major role to play for Australia.


By Kunal Kataria - 08 Jun, 2018

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