What do you mean that I’m ripping off a headline that I’ve used before?
Okay, in the words of The Warren Brothers “Guilty”.
It seems like only yesterday that Australia’s Aaron Finch was expressing his desire to earn a Test cap. After a long drought a Sheffield Shield century soon followed but his axing from Australia’s ODI side is unlikely to be because the selectors are providing him with a little rest ahead of some demanding Test fixtures.
2520 ODI runs at exactly 35.00 including seven centuries at a strike-rate of 89.07 isn’t bad but that integer special was the result of some batting average plummeting during the Victoria native’s most recent outing on the international stage. Finch totalled just 22 runs in three matches against New Zealand and it is that performance that has ultimately cost him his place.
Is Finch finiched?
Quite possibly. There’s been a clear changing of the guard in Australian cricket recently and at the age of thirty the proverbial ship may have set sail and deserted Finch on an uninhabited island, or an inhabited one with just over 23 million people.
Still, there’s plenty of T20 leagues around the world and I’m sure that a player who has represented Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, (Still with me?), Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will still be able to get some game time even if it’s not whilst donning the green and gold of a land down under.