Aaron Finch struggling with his poor form Richardson, Paine backed him

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Australian One Day International and T20 International captain Aaron Finch, who is struggling with his poor form, was supported by Kane Richardson and Australian Test Captain Tim Paine

Having revealed his anguish during a form slump two years ago that almost ruined his World Cup dream, Aaron Finch has been backed to again return to his best form ahead of this year’s showpiece event.

Finch’s 14-ball innings of 12 in Australia’s loss to New Zealand on Thursday extended his current run drought to 26 T20 innings without a half-century, a streak stretching back to last year’s Indian Premier League.

Australia, who have rested several of their first-choice players, are being led by Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson believes the limited-overs captain’s interaction with the team hasn’t changed despite his poor batting form.

“If you came into our camp today you wouldn’t know that he’s struggling for runs. He hasn’t changed how he is around the group with us, how he is on the field in terms of being captain and his plans,” Richardson said.

finch and Kane Richardson

“I might send him a bit of support this week because I was certainly going through similar things on the backend of the Indian series and it’s a pretty difficult spot to be in,” Tim Paine

“We know Finchy’s a class player, he’s one of our best players, he’s one of the best T20 opening batters in the world. He’ll come good at some stage.”

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Australia T20I tour of New Zealand 2021:

1st T20: New Zealand won by 53 runs

2nd T20: New Zealand won by four runs

3rd T20: March 3, Sky Stadium, Wellington

4th T20: March 5, Eden Park, Auckland

5th T20: March 7, Bay Oval, Tauranga

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