Australian star opener Aaron Finch has claimed that being locked up in bio-bubble for months is unsustainable and has been influential in the poor form of Aaron Finch during the Big Bash League (BBL). Finch had admitted his concerns for the welfare of the players who have travelled far from leaving their families and they will need some break — to get their mind rested from the strict norms during these pandemic times.
Aaron Finch had a very poor BBL season with the bat scoring 179 runs in 13 innings at an average of 13.76. The next assignment for him will start on February 7 where he will be captaining the Australia T20 side on the tour to Newzealand. Since there will be simultaneous tours for Australia, the selectors have named two different squads and the Test regulars who feature in the shortest formats won’t be available for Finch-led side.
Aaron Finch States Training Hard Made Things Worse
Aaron Finch had admitted that training harder and harder after the poor run of scores in the BBL only made it worse which is the opposite of what everyone advices a player. Finch had also told about how the England board has considered the welfare of their players and has rested some important players for the first two Tests. Finch hoped that the Australian cricket board needs to maintain the same strategy for the players during the Difficult COVID-19 times.
“I think if you’re playing a few formats of the game, there’s going to need to be a chop-out from selectors and from Cricket Australia,” Aaron Finch said. “You notice what England is doing with their squads at the moment, there are guys that aren’t travelling for the first two Tests [against India], and then coming in.” Aaron Finch added.
“If the Covid bubble and hubs continue for a long time, that will be something that would be looked into, no doubt. The welfare of players is paramount and being locked up for months is pretty unsustainable I think, when you’re away from your families and your families can’t travel.” told Aaron Finch.
Aaron Finch Stresses on Relaxation Time:
Aaron Finch stressed the need to have some relaxation time before the next assignment against New Zealand. He also stated that his kit bag will be locked up for some time and he just needs four-to-five hits to get his rhythm back on the training for New Zealand tour.
“I’m going down to the beach for a few days to relax. My kit bag won’t be coming out of my car, I can tell you. It will be locked away,” Aaron Finch remarked.
Australia will need their captain Aaron Finch in good form if they have to win the series against New Zealand.