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Finch concedes Test career has “slipped away”


A candid Aaron Finch has conceded his chances of playing Test cricket for Australia again have “slipped away”.

Finch, 32, was dropped after a run of low scores against India last summer, scoring just 97 runs at an average of 16.16 from six innings.

The opener reflected on the challenging period and what he would have done differently to arrest the form slump that led to his Test axing.

“After a few dismissals and a few low scores, India were sort of all over me at that point,” Finch told SEN’s Whateley.

“I sensed that as well and then you doubt yourself and you’re not 100 per cent committed every time … you know how they’re going to try and get you out, they know how they’re trying to get me out and it still kept happening … which was the biggest frustration of all.

“That was through not committing to my technique and not committing to my game plan 100 per cent.

“I never missed a training session, I went to every optional training session and things like that. I think at times, looking back, it would have been better to go and play 18 holes and put the phone away.

“My chances to play Test cricket again have probably slipped away.”

Finch will lead Australia when their World Cup defence which gets underway against Afghanistan in Bristol on June 1.

Listen to Aaron Finch’s chat on SEN’s Whateley with Gerard Whateley in the player below

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