Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Test, Australia, Pakistan
Glenn Maxwell with Aaron Finch. (credits - Getty)

Australia announced their Test squad for the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). They named a helluva of changes in the squad with as many as five new faces. One of the significant attention seekers is coming in the form of swashbuckling Aaron Finch in the team. Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell expresses his happiness for his old-friend Finch.

It was a surprise selection by the Cricket Australia (CA) as there were no talks regarding Finch staying in the scheme of things. However, Justin Langer-led panel got enough reasons to surprise everyone with it.

Incredibly happy and proud of Aaron Finch – Glenn Maxwell

The big-hitter of the cricket ball Maxwell expressed his delight at the selection of Finch in the team. He stated that he is delighted and proud of Finch, who earned a maiden call-up in the Test fold.

Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell
Aaron Finch (credits – Getty)

Of late, Finch is in tremendous form with his willow. Apart from the Indian Premier League (IPL), the right-handed batsman delivered the goods across the globe. He was also a storm to reckon in the recently-concluded tri-series.

Digging into Glenn Maxwell’s tweet, it read: ”So incredibly happy and proud for my good mate Aaron Finch’s call-upcall up to the test squad! Has been sensational this year and thoroughly deserves his opportunity!”

However, as Maxwell said, the call-up for Finch is a richly deserved one. He has been exceptional in the recent past and perhaps, he could do that David Warner’s job of yielding quick runs with the new ball.

Tim Paine, Pakistan vs Australia 2018
Tim Paine will lead the Australian team. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Vice-Captain will be announced ahead o the series:

Pakistan vs Australia 2018: Glenn Maxwell Congrats Aaron Finch on His Test Selection

Meanwhile, the selection panel gave yet another surprise by not naming the deputy for Tim Paine. It comes to known that the vice-captain will be announced after the four-day practice game against Pakistan.

The series is scheduled to start on October 7th. They will lock horns in a couple of Test matches and then involves in a three-match Twenty20 International series.

However, the series against Pakistan will give Australia a wide angle of their new team. Also, Aaron Finch would be aiming to deliver goods for his team with Glenn Maxwell on the other side, being in and out of the team over the long period of time.


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