Aaron Finch, Australian white-ball captain and the latest recruit of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has revealed that his prime focus in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League will be tee off in the first six overs and hopefully give his franchise a good start with the bat.
Aaron Finch was racked up by the RCB management in the 2020 IPL Auctions and the Australian white-ball captain is now hoping of making himself a permanent member of the side and leave an impression via consistent performances.
“Hopefully, I get a game in that batting line-up. I think if I am in the starting line-up, my role will be to try and take advantage during the powerplays and hopefully get us off to a flying start.” Aaron Finch told Sportstar.
‘Getting into playoffs will be the main focus’- Aaron Finch
One of the things that has plagued RCB in the past seasons is that they haven’t been able to get their campaign off to a good start, which has resulted in them playing catch-up cricket from the outset.
Finch said that getting off to a good start will give his team the best possible chance to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
“I think getting off to a good start gives us the best chance to make the playoffs, so that will be the main focus.” Aaron Finch added.
The Challengers have endured three consecutive forgettable seasons post the 2016 edition where they made their way to the finals, but Finch reckoned that the past performances will not have any bearing on the team.
“Every year there are different people in the squad, so I don’t think it is something that needs to be addressed. The nature of T20 cricket is that any team can win on any given day.” he added.
Aaron Finch is currently in England, where he will be leading Australia in white-ball Internationals (3 ODIs + 3T20Is). The 13th edition of the IPL will kickstart from September 19.