Mercury (Hobart, Australia) – THE  time is now for Aaron Finch, and his stunning recent haul of white-ball runs looks set to land him a Test berth today amid a mood of uncertainty about Australia’s batting stocks.

Summary

  • THE  time is now for Aaron Finch, and his stunning recent haul of white-ball runs looks set to land him a Test berth today amid a mood of uncertainty about Australia’s batting stocks.
  • Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns has been in India with the Australia A team where all-rounder Mitch Marsh, who had ankle surgery in April, secured his Test spot with a century in a four-day game against India A, as did Usman Khawaja.
  • Marsh, captain of the A team in India, made a case for Victorian Chris Tremain, who has toiled well in two matches on the subcontinent.
  • A phone hook-up yesterday between Langer and the selection panel was set to confirm the squad for Australia’s first Test since the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
  • The Victorian blasted a competition high 589 runs at an average of 147 for Surrey in just nine matches in the English domestic T20 competition, coming off a world record 172 for Australia in a T20 against Zimbabwe in July.

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