Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch has expressed a piece of concern ahead of the upcoming white-ball series in England against the hosts. Australia’s visit to England got sealed last week with the 21-member squad announced to partake in three ODIs and as many T20 games. It will be Australia’s first international assignment since March this year. Aaron Finch will lead the 21-member party to England for the white-ball bilateral series.
It commences on the 4th of September. Following the rubber in England, some of the members from Finch’s squad will also travel to the UAE to partake in the IPL where they will again be in the same environment. Both the teams will be confined to the bio-secure bubble to prevent the risk of contracting COVID-19 throughout the series. The 33-year old’s concern stems from this.
Aaron Finch told the reporters in a video call that it’s going to be a significant factor in the next two years amid the pandemic. The opening batsman reckons that confined to the four walls of the hotel room by yourself for a couple of weeks is going to be a challenge. The veteran feels it is going to be tough to monitor for the management.
“I definitely feel it’s going to be a real issue and a real factor over the next couple of years, in particular. It’s going to be something to monitor heavily. Because it could be a few months that guys are in these bio-bubbles and being stuck in a hotel room by yourself for a couple of weeks on end – or four-five months … that could be really tough,” Finch told EuroSport.
We’ve been really strong with the guys in the last couple of weeks: Aaron Finch
The Victorian recollected England pacer Jofra Archer’s breach of bio-secure protocols, recalling that the players were made aware of the guidelines a month after that incident. Aaron Finch admitted that all the players have got to abide by the rules; otherwise, they face sacking.
“We’ve been really strong with the guys in the last couple of weeks …. Because at the end of the day, if that falls over then we’re all out of jobs,” he added.