Aaron Finch, the Australian limited-overs skipper, has opined ahead of the New Zealand series that he is a pretty good batter. In the recently concluded ODI series against Zimbabwe, the Australian skipper managed to score only 21 runs in the three innings. The batter has been going through a poor run for a long time but gets an edge because of his captaincy.
Having known for his ability to play a long cracking innings, Finch’s position is now under the hot zone. The Australian board and selectors are known for their strict and firm actions. If at all the Australian fails to deliver in the New Zealand series starting on Tuesday (September 6), then it can all turn dark for him. The 36-year-old said ahead of the series that he has backed himself and said that he is a good batter.
“You’re always looking to improve and being able to train consistently and keep tinkering with my game to get better is the most important thing, it is what you are always striving to do,” Finch told to reporters ahead of the first game.
“Obviously, personally, the performances haven’t been there in terms of the output of runs but I still feel like I’m a pretty good player,” he added further.
I’m feeling really good: Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch was feeling good ahead of the game and admitted to the same. Although he has not been at his best, the batter will look to contribute runs to his team.
“I’m feeling really good… I had a good long hit in the nets, probably longer than I normally have the day before a game. Obviously not having as much time in the middle lately lends itself to more training, unfortunately,” he said.
One could sense that he is getting his confidence back slowly and steadily. The 36-year-old is thriving hard for runs and it is just about time he gets his touch back. Albeit playing against the Black Caps can be a tough task, it will be a good test before the 20-20 World Cup.
“They continue to be one of the benchmarks in world cricket in all three formats of the game. They are always close battles whatever the format… they go the distance generally,” he commented on New Zealand’s performances.