The Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch was surprised by the withdrawal of seven of his teammates from the international tour of West Indies and Bangladesh. The likes of David Warner, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Daniel Sams have all become opted out of the upcoming international tour and it might not be the best option for them too.
The T20 World cup is also scheduled to take place this year and Australia might need the services of these players on the side. They will need to have much more international games and this might not help their case in the team. Australia have announced the squad and a lot of deserving talents have been included in the side for the West Indies tour.
“It’s A Tough Situation That Everyone Has Been Put In” – Aaron Finch
Aaron has found it hard to understand the decision of his teammates to opt-out of international tours and he also expressed his disappointment over them not being available.
He added that those players who might take part in IPL by opting out of international tours could be stuck without reasons and will find it hard to explain. He also stressed the difficulties that the players have to undergo mentally during these times.
“I’ve chatted to them all – a little bit surprised but it’s also understandable … but I wish that they were there. I think they would find it hard to justify going back and playing that second half of the IPL. It’s really tough.
“It’s a tough situation that everyone has been put in, but personally I would find it hard to do that knowing how difficult it is and how challenging it is mentally, and on your family as well. That’s what I would think.” Aaron Finch said.
Finch Opens Up On Opportunities To The Youngsters
Aaron Finch also mentioned that with the big guns not taking part, the holes will be filled in by the youngsters and he notified the spots could be up for grabs in the T20 Worldcup. He wished to be on the winning side against an excellent West Indies limited-overs side.
“The guys who aren’t there have probably left the door slightly ajar. What that looks like when the T20 World Cup comes around, we’ll have to wait and see,” Finch said. “But if you can get on the international stage against a very good West Indies side and Bangladesh team (and perform well), it carries a lot of weight.”
Aaron Finch has been a consistent run-scorer for Australia at the top of the order and he is expected to captain the side in the T20 World Cup.