The Australian cricket team has come back to the winning ways after some really rough patches. After the sandpaper gate scandal, the Australian cricket was in massive danger. Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were banned from playing cricket for indulging in the ball-tampering scandal while head coach Darren Lehmann resigned from coaching duties.
Former cricketer Justin Langer was called up to coach the side while Tim Paine was appointed as the new captain of the Australian team. A string of players in the team had just played 3 or 4 Tests during their career and they were going to go up against a formidable Indian side. One of those players was Aaron Finch. The right-hand batsman was called up to open the innings with debutant Marcus Harris. Finch, who is one of the most lethal white-ball cricketers, failed to replicate the success in Tests.
The batsman was getting out early and the frustration for the Aussies was getting higher and higher. Finch was categorically struggling against Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah. The fast bowler dismissed him a couple of times in the six innings that he played during the Test series.
Finch is finally opening up about the disastrous series he had and how he used to have nightmares because of his form. Speaking in the recently released documentary “The Test,” the 33-year-old cricketer revealed that he used to have nightmares at night that Bumrah has dismissed him again cheaply.
“I used to wake up in the middle of the night thinking Bumrah would get me out again,” the 33-year-old said in the documentary.
Further, he also revealed that he was thinking about scoring runs too much and was not in the right frame of mind during the entire series.
The skipper of Australia’s coloured outfit scored just 97 runs during the series and since then has been dropped from the Test squad.
As of now, the Aussie is leading the team in a series against New Zealand. The first match of the three-match ODI series is currently being played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Finch will also be seen in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The explosive batsman was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 4.40 crores. The batsman will be crucial for the team’s success and will strengthen the batting line-up.
The 2020 edition of the IPL will commence from March 29.