Ind vs Aus: Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch said he has fixed his batting ahead of the three-match ODI series against Indian after a bad run in the recent Indian Premier League (IPL). The 34-year-old managed just 268 runs, including one fifty, in 12 games for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and was eventually dropped out of the starting eleven. He was later brought back into the side for the playoffs.
Since returning to Australia from the IPL, Finch has spent much of the two-week quarantine period fine-tuning his game under the watchful eye of assistant coach Andrew McDonald. “It’s just a few balance things, just head position in my stance and small things like that I sometimes can forget about,” Finch said ahead of the one-day series opener on Friday.
“You tend to get a little bit one-paced with your training, almost focused on power-hitting rather than a few minor technical things that can help you out. “It hasn’t been anything huge, it’s a just a few steps I generally go to when things haven’t been as smooth as I would have liked.”
Finch said Australia would seek to dominate rather than contain the India captain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
“If you look at his record it’s second to none,” Finch said of Kohli, who averages nearly 60 in the 50-overs format. “I think what we have to keep in mind is that we have to keep looking to get him out.” “When you go away from that and you look to contain players you can miss a trick there.”
“He’s probably the best one-day player of all time so it’s about sticking to our plans and being really committed in that regard.” The teams will play three one-dayers and three Twenty20s before the start of a four-test series at Adelaide on Dec. 17.