News International – Finch just ‘needs a few breaks’ to turn form around: Langer

MELBOURNE: Australia coach Justin Langer is hoping one-day captain Aaron Finch will get the “breaks” he needs to turn around a lean summer.

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  • Finch just ‘needs a few breaks’ to turn form around: Langer MELBOURNE: Australia coach Justin Langer is hoping one-day captain Aaron Finch will get the “breaks” he needs to turn around a lean summer.
  • The last thing Australia need heading into the World Cup is for their captain to be short of runs, amid the other questions that need answering about the side, and Langer believes the batsman is still adjusting to having played all formats in a short span of time.
  • While Finch’s downturn in limited-overs cricket may be attributed to his stint with the Test side and his acknowledgement that it led to him over-training, one player who has been able to divorce the formats is Shaun Marsh.
  • Langer lauded Marsh for having the makings of a great one-day batsman after he hit 131 in 123 balls in a losing cause against India in the second ODI.
  • All four of his recent hundreds have come in defeat, but at a time when gains have been hard to find in Australia’s white-ball cricket, Marsh is a major plus for Langer.


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