Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch is going through the leanest patch of his life. Currently, he is unable to even buy a single run for himself. During the ongoing India tour, he has registered two ducks out of the first three matches he played. Though his side managed to sweep India in the T20I series, the same would not be the case in the One-Day International series.
Finch is receiving criticism from all corners and legendary spinner Shane Warne is the new name in this list. Former Australian leggie feels Finch has left only one innings to show his metal else team management will drop him.
Finch was facing another such drought of runs during the home series against India and selectors took no time in removing him from the side. Hence, Australian fans can witness their captain’s departure months before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England.
“At the moment, he probably only has a game or two left. It makes a huge thing leading into the World Cup to lose your captain,” Warne said on Fox Cricket before the start of the Nagpur ODI.
Australia is the most successful side when it comes to the World Cup and four Australian captains have lifted the trophy in past. If Finch wants to relive his dream, he has to score runs in order to keep the faith of selectors as well as fans.
Warne further added “He was trying to improve his technique against the red-ball, trying a different technique and it’s just messed him around in the one-day format. He’s now come up against a terrific India bowling side that has worked him out … and he’s facing the new ball.”
Finch enjoyed his best outing on this Indian tour during the second One-Day International in Nagpur. He scored 37 runs off 53 balls, which includes five fours and one towering six. He was adjudged leg before wicket against Kuldeep Yadav.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and put Indian team to bat first. Captain Virat Kohli scored his 40th ODI century and helped India to post 250 runs on the board.