Mercury (Hobart, Australia) – AUSSIE Test hopeful Aaron Finch says the days of serving long Sheffield Shield apprenticeships are over and more bolters will be wearing the baggy green.

Summary

  • AUSSIE Test hopeful Aaron Finch says the days of serving long Sheffield Shield apprenticeships are over and more bolters will be wearing the baggy green.
  • Short-form specialist Finch, 31, has earned his first call-up to the Test squad after a 135-match international career to go with 76 first-class matches.
  • But Finch said the days of toiling away in the Sheffield Shield waiting for a Test call-up were over and fans should get used to players being picked on potential rather than results.
  • “The majority of the time a lot of Test players were playing a lot of Shield cricket and we just don’t see that anymore.
  • Bulls trio Doggett, Labuschagne and Neser are considered outside chances to play on the tour under new skipper Tim Paine.

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