Cricketcountry.com (India) – The former Australia head coach revealed that Finch had been close to earning a Test call-up when he was at the helm and a member of the selection panel.

Summary

  • The former Australia head coach revealed that Finch had been close to earning a Test call-up when he was at the helm and a member of the selection panel.
  • Australia’s T20I captain and ODI vice-captain Aaron Finch is close to earning a maiden Test call-up, feels former Australia batsman and coach Darren Lehmann.
  • Finch, 31, has scored 4957 runs for Australia in limited-overs cricket without earning a Baggy Green, which stands as the record for most international runs scored without playing Test cricket.
  • Lehmann, who was head coach of Australia from 2013 until this March when he stood down following the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa, said Finch was a really good chance to be selected for Australia’s Test series against Pakistan in the UAE in October.
  • Finch’s first-class form for Victoria over the last three domestic seasons has been decent – 1278 runs in 19 matches for an average of 41.22 – and last month he admitted that it was his inconsistency that had so far kept him out of Test cricket.

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