Aaron Finch under pressure said Monday he was still a ‘pretty good’ player after a terrifying run with the bat as Australia’s Limited Overs captain bid to find form against New Zealand this week. claimed to be.
The 35-year-old opener could only manage 15, 1, 5 in Australia’s 2-1 ODI series victory over Zimbabwe last week.
His position is under increasing scrutiny as the T20 World Cup looms large at home in October.
Finch will play three matches against the world’s top ODI side from Tuesday in Cairns, Queensland, in a bid to stop corruption and silence critics.
“You’re always looking to improve and the most important thing is to train consistently and keep tinkering with my game to get better. That’s what you’re always striving for,” he said. told reporters.
“Obviously, personally, my performance wasn’t quite there in terms of run output, but I still feel like I’m a pretty good player.
“I feel really good. I had some good long hits on the net, longer than the day before the game.
The home side headed into the series after embarrassing Zimbabwe in Townsville on Saturday, crashing by three wickets to give the world’s 13th-ranked team its historic maiden victory over Australian cricket powerhouses.
An even tougher test awaits from Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.
“They continue to be one of the benchmarks of world cricket in all three forms of the game,” Finch said of Blackcap.
“No matter what the format, they’re always close…they generally go the distance.”
Coach Andrew McDonald suggested that the lineup could be tinkered with.
“We’ll see the balance in our team start to shift from game to game just by making sure we cover all the bases,” he said.
New Zealand are in Cairns after winning 2-1 in the ODI series in the West Indies last month.
“They are very clinical and certainly in their own backyard,” he said.
“It’s great for our team to be here and play another Chappell Hadley[series].
“It’s three days, a very short amount of time, but there is a lot to be gained from this for us as a whiteball unit.”