It’s been a long time since watching Aaron Finch in full flow at the crease. Perhaps, the burden of captaining might have taken a toll on him. However, the head coach of the team, Justin Langer believes that a good knock is around the corner for Aaron Finch. He also hailed the captaincy of Finch and his behaviour.
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The flamboyant batsman failed to return to form in the recently concluded 2-match T20I series against Indian National Cricket Team. However, he would like to make the most of the opportunity from the upcoming 5-match ODI series. Besides that, he got a decent record against India in India.
We know Aaron Finch will come good – Justin Langer
Speaking ahead of the first ODI, the head coach quoted that they would like to be patient with Finch’s performance with his willow. He added that they know what Finch can bring to the table when he gets going in the middle. They want to back Finch until he gets back his Midas touch with the bat.
Further, he went on to add saying that Aaron Finch is as destructive as any other player on his day. So far, the opener hasn’t notched up a single fifty across both the shorter versions of the game over 19 innings.
“He’s such a good player, such a good person, captain of the team, we know he’ll come good,” Langer said in Bengaluru on Thursday. “We just got to keep giving him plenty of care and support. We know he’ll come good.”
”There’s no more destructive player in the world – we talk about ‘Maxi’ (Glenn Maxwell), Marcus Stoinis, a number of our players who can be so destructive – but when he’s going, he is as destructive as a player as there is in white-ball cricket. We know he’ll come good and we’ll be patient with him,” he added.
Aaron Finch is good with captaincy:
Amidst the batting failures, Finch led the team from the front in shorter versions of the game. Justin Langer believes that Finch did a great job for the team in terms of captaincy, especially, during the crunch situations after the ball-tampering episode.
“Another important part about leadership is that he’s really consistent. We haven’t seen any real change in his personality or his attitude around the group, so that’s a real credit to him. That’s why he is the captain of the team. Like I say, he’s such a good person, he’s got to be Aaron Finch, be himself. He’s doing that. He’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. We’ll just keep encouraging him to be himself. His runs will come,” he added.
Well, as Justin Langer said, Aaron Finch is one of the greatest strikers of the ball. Currently, he is going through his bad phase with his batting. Hopefully, he will come good as quickly as possible to make things fall in place.