Aaron Finch is currently been out of form for a majority of matches. He might have aided in Melbourne Renegades’ victory to their maiden Big Bash League title and even captained the Aussie squad to their first T20I series win against India; however his form has been a talk of concern for the Australian selectors lately. The skipper; has been failing consistently to deliver good performances match after match and since Australian is betting its chances to win the World Cup this year, the right-hand opening batsman’s form is something that doesn’t go well with the team.
Finch managed a total of only 8 runs in the three matches played against India
Aaron Finch has been a disappointing choice for the Australian selectors, managing only 8 runs in the three outing while on tour to India. This includes, figures of 0 and 8 in the two T20I matches played against the Men in Blue and a 0 score for the recently concluded first ODI against the same. This form has given the selectors sleepless nights. He even lost his chance at the Australia-India Test series owing to his parade of out-of-form performances.
The batsman has failed to perform well in the ODI format as he scored no runs after facing three balls in the recent outing against India which was also his 100th ODI match. Australia has to play a total of nine matches before they start with their World Cup campaign on June 1 against Afghanistan in Bristol and with the devastating form of the skipper, it will be really tough for the selectors to handle the team’s captaincy to him.
It’s a hell of a headache for the selectors quotes Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell, the former Australian skipper feels that Finch’s form is a ‘hell of a headache’ for the selectors who are trying to build a competitive squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. He furthered by saying that Australia is already struggling with the ban of two stalwarts; Steve Smith and David Warner from the team and Finch’s form makes things even more worse. “It’s a hell of a headache for the selectors. But you have to think about what is worse, dropping him now or dropping him in the middle of the World Cup?” said Chappell.
He furthered by saying Pat Cummins is a strong contender to lead the Australian team. Finch has had terrible outings from the last October since his Test debut against Pakistan in the UAE. The graph has been decelerating since then with a score of only 97 runs in the three matches at home against India, eventually getting dropped from the Sri Lanka series.