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Aaron Finch Remains Hopeful of Test Call Up

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 4, 2018, 5:40 PM IST
Aaron Finch Remains Hopeful of Test Call Up

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Australian batsman Aaron Finch — who slammed a world record T20I score of 172 in 76 balls against Zimbabwe on Tuesday in Harare — remains hopeful of making a comeback into the longest format of the game. Finch, who guided Australia to a 100-run win in their second tri-series encounter, admitted he only had himself to blame for his failure to have broken into the Australian Test team.

"When I was a bit younger I had a chance to be really pushing my case for a few years and I probably had 18 to 24 months of really lean red-ball cricket,” Finch was quoted as saying after his world-record innings against Zimbabwe. “I was playing good one-day cricket for Australia and I couldn't put the runs on the board in four-day cricket," he added.

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Finch is regarded as one of the most destructive batsman in the world in the limited-over formats of the game, but he aggregates a meagre 36.41 in First Class cricket. The 31-year-old though is hopeful of turning the tide around over the next phase of his career.

"That was disappointing but I've slowly started to build my red-ball game up again and I feel more comfortable playing that now,” he said. “I've adapted my game and I'm in a much better position now than I was a few years ago. Test cricket will take care of itself if I keep making runs.”

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First Published: July 4, 2018, 5:40 PM IST
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