Former Australian opener and current coach Justin Langer feels that Aussie’s T20I and ODI skipper Aaron Finch is one of the most destructive batsmen in the world.
Langer also stated that though the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis get all the plaudits for their power-hitting, Finch is also up there with the best in terms a higher strike rate.
Finch had a hard time with the bat in the recently concluded two-match T20I series against India, the Australian ended up with scores of 0 and 8 in Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru, respectively.
Despite his form, Langer heaped praises on Finch saying that the Aussie skipper is too good a player to remain out-of-form for too long.
“He’s such a good player, such a good person, captain of the team, we know he’ll come good. We just got to keep giving him plenty of care and support,” Langer was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“There’s no more destructive player in the world – we talk about ‘Maxi’ (Glenn Maxwell), Marcus Stoinis, a number of our players who can be so destructive – but when he’s going, he is as destructive a player as there is in white-ball cricket,” Langer added.
Speaking about Finch’s captaincy, Langer said the 32-year-old’s consistent cricketer makes him an ideal captain.
“Another important part about leadership is that he’s really consistent. We haven’t see any real change in his personality or his attitude around the group, so that’s a real credit to him,” Langer said, before adding, “That’s why he is the captain of the team. My experience of every captain, the most important thing is they’re playing really good cricket. He’s got to keep his attention on that.”
Team India will now play five ODIs against Australia starting on Saturday.