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Aaron Finch realised time was running out, now plans to seize chance

Hindustan Times – Opening batsman Aaron Finch knew time was running out on ever wearing the baggy green cap handed out to Australia’s Test cricketers, but also thought next month’s series against Pakistan might be his best chance yet to earn one.

Summary

  • Opening batsman Aaron Finch knew time was running out on ever wearing the baggy green cap handed out to Australia’s Test cricketers, but also thought next month’s series against Pakistan might be his best chance yet to earn one.
  • Finch was one of five uncapped Test players named last week in Justin Langer’s raw side for the two Tests in the United Arab Emirates, with the first match starting on Oct.
  • The 31-year-old made his international debut for Australia in a Twenty20 match in 2011 before playing his first one dayer in 2013, but had never been selected for a Test tour.
  • Former captain Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were suspended earlier this year for their roles in a ball-tampering scandal and Finch told reporters on Monday he realised that had potentially opened the door for him.
  • Finch added he had recognised the tour could be a similar opportunity that former Australian batsman Mike Hussey had in 2005.


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