AUS vs SL: Just trying different combinations, says Aaron Finch on not opening in 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka
AUS vs SL: Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch said his team is experimenting with alternative combinations after failing to bat at number one in the third T20I against Sri Lanka.
Australia defeated Sri Lanka on tuesday to take a unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
“We’re just trying a few different combinations to see where we land and get a bit more information with the World Cup (this year). I think Mitch Marsh did a pretty amazing job of batting at three during the World Cup and throughout the West Indies and Bangladesh tours as well,” said Finch as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“I could potentially bat five in the next couple of games. Although the coach isn’t too excited about that prospect but it’s something we’ll talk through and see what we want going forward,” he added.
With Australia already winning the series, pacers Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood will now relax in order to prepare for Pakistan. After the third T20I in Canberra, the three returned to Sydney, while the rest of the squad travelled to Melbourne.
“Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood, between them they’ve had a big workload from the World Cup into the Ashes. And Josh coming off a bit of an injury. They’re going to Pakistan shortly. So we felt that was important for them to stay at home and get out of the (bio-security) bubble for a day or two,” said Finch.
After the final T20I match on Sunday, Australia’s Test squad will gather in Melbourne before departing for Pakistan for the historic tour.