Last Update on: January 11th, 2020 at 04:24 pm
In 2018 December, when India toured Australia, Aaron Finch was the frequent headliner, as he was asked to open in the Test matches for Australia against the Indian National Cricket Team. He never really showed his calibre in the middle, as the Indian fast bowlers got better off him with swing and bounce.
He was dropped in the middle of the series and never made a comeback to the team. During the course, David Warner’s comeback into the team alongside Cameron Bancroft and Joe Burns completely kept Aaron Finch out of the frame.
It’s still my No. 1 goal to try and get back into the Test side – Aaron Finch
Speaking of his comeback to Test Cricket, Aaron Finch stated that he is very much interested in making a comeback to the Test team. However, he couldn’t get time to play for his state team in the 4-day format, which is making things tough for him. He wants to concentrate on the red-ball cricket in the upcoming season.
“It might be more of a dream now than a reality. I still have ambitions of trying to work my way back in there (Tests), but the tough part is trying to get enough four-day cricket to push your case. I missed one game with the Vics (Victoria) through injury, one game was called off, missed one with the T20 series.”
“Some of the young kids coming through, they’re so bloody good. I’d love to play. I suppose the next tour of Bangladesh, that’s probably, who knows, that would be up in the air. It’s still my No. 1 goal to try and get back into the Test side,” he added.
Something you have to consider –
Further, Finch Wants to make a move from the longer version of the game if selectors want him to concentrate only on the limited-overs format. Aaron Finch will have a chat with the officials regarding his Test career later this year.
“If it got to the point where I had some good chats with the selectors, and they couldn’t see me playing Test cricket again, that’s something you have to consider. Number one is to give yourself the best chance to be playing a format that you’re playing, one-days and T20Is. A little bit of that is respect to the younger players coming through. I don’t want to be that guy who is holding up young guys if I’m not going to play Test cricket,” Finch added.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would turn out for Aaron Finch in the longer version of the game. Currently, he is in India to play a 3-match ODI series against the Virat Kohli-led side. The first ODI of the series will be played at Wankhede Stadium on January 14th.