Since Aaron Finch's inclusion in the Test squad for the Test series against Pakistan, there have been talks about his form in red ball cricket. Finch on his part has been in very good form.
In many ways, Finch has been a victim of his own success; his dominant form against the white ball, combined with an unflattering first-class average that has at times dropped below 30, has led many to pigeonhole him as a limited-overs specialist.
But Finch says such criticism, especially in recent years, is unfair.
"I don't understand why (people would) say that," he told cricket.com.au.
"I think my record over the last two or three years in the longer formats has been pretty consistent.
"(And) my form against the white ball has been very good, so I'm just looking forward to the opportunity."
"I've seen Finchy up close and personal over the last seven or eight months ... (and) there's no doubt he's a different player than even he was 12 months ago," Ponting told cricket.com.au recently.
"He understands his own game better than he ever has.His four-day cricket for Victoria has probably been better than anyone else in the country, probably apart from Renshaw."
Finch believes his northern summer spent with English county Surrey, where he posted scores of 58, 131*, 83, 43*, 30, 117*, 16, 67*, 44* in an extraordinary run in the T20 Blast, has given him the dual benefit of good form in spinning conditions and bucket loads of confidence.
Australia Test squad
Tim Paine (c), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc
Sep 29 - Oct 2: Tour match v Pak A, Dubai
Oct 7-11: First Test, Dubai
Oct 16-20: Second Test, Abu Dhabi
(Inputs from Cricket Australia)