Aaron Finch chances of returning to the Test squad are unrealistic
Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch says his chances of returning to the Test squad are unrealistic. Finch sees the inability to play enough first-class matches as the reason for not getting a place in his Test squad.
Australia is currently in England to play an equal three-match ODI and T20 series. A few days ago, the captain of the team Aaron Finch said that he is not retiring now, his focus is on the upcoming three ICC World Cups. The 2023 ODI World Cup in India is moving forward with a bird’s eye view.
So far, he has played 127 ODIs and 61 T20Is in the Australian jersey, but only five Tests. Eight years after his international debut, he got a chance to play in white, but after playing five Tests in 2016, he was no longer considered.
He is an integral part of Australia in limited-overs cricket, but also admits that returning to the Test team is unrealistic. “In the case of red-ball cricket, I don’t think I have any real idea of playing Tests again,” Finch said.
‘Based on just two things: the scope of the four-day match game and the number of chances to be stressed I think is going to be limited. Australia has got some deadly young talents who are really great players, especially in the top order. The depth of talent of these boys is very strong, so to be honest, I don’t see any opportunity. ‘
The 33-year-old Aussie captain in limited-overs cricket has always been great on tour to England. He has scored one-fifth of his career on English soil. He is just 26 runs away from 1,000 ODI runs against England. Only Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Michael Clarke have more runs than him.
In an interview with cricket.com.au, Finch says he played a lot of matches here early in his career which gave him an extra idea about the condition, ‘This is a place where I always like to run. Ever since I came to play club cricket for Yorkshire. I think playing 6 counties T20 seasons and four days of matches helps me. ‘