Australia started the tour of India with a bang as they clean swept India 2-0 in the two-match T20I series. The Aaron Finch-led side outplayed the hosts in every department of the game as they comprehensively defeated the Men in Blue in both the matches. But, the worrying factor for the Aussies would be the form of skipper Finch, who has not scored a half-century in the previous 19 innings for Australia in limited overs cricket. Finch was dismissed for a golden duck and a mere eight runs in the first and second T20I respectively. Australia coach Justin Langer has said that they know Finch will come good and he just needs plenty of care and support so that he can end his poor run of form with the bat.
Langer praised Finch by saying there is no one as destructive as Finch when he gets it going in white-ball cricket. Langer further added that Finch is a good player, good person and the leader of the side. “He’s such a good player, such a good person, captain of the team, we know he’ll come good,” Langer was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“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,” Langer added.
Langer went on to heap praise on Finch by saying that as a leader he is very consistent and haven’t changed his personality or attitude since becoming the captain of the team and added that everyone needs to encourage him to be himself and runs will flow automatically.
“Another important part about leadership is that he’s really consistent. We haven’t see 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. My experience of every captain, the most important thing is they’re playing really good cricket. He’s got to keep his attention on that. He’s got lots of support around him. Like I say, he’s such a good person, he’s got to be Aaron Finch, be himself. He’s doing that,” said Langer.
“He’s one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. We’ll just keep encouraging him to be himself. His runs will come, keep encouraging him to be himself and I’m sure he’ll come good soon,” Australian coach added.
Meanwhile, India and Australia will lock horns in a five-match ODI series starting from March 2 and the visitors would hope that Finch comes out all guns blazing and find his form ahead of the 2019 World Cup.