3 Australian players who could face the axe when Steve Smith and David Warner return

The Australian Test batting has looked a pale shadow of itself in the last few months and a whole lot of changes are expected in the coming days.

2. Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australia’s limited-overs specialist had an auspicious start to his red-ball career with the national team scoring nearly two half-centuries in his first Test. Nevertheless, unlike David Warner, Finch struggled to maintain the balance between his explosive nature and the sedative attribute.

Having piled up two fifties in five Tests and after his scores of 8 and 3 in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground against India, Finch was dumped from the side for the fourth game. He particularly struggled against the incoming ball which is Indian new ball bowler Ishant Sharma‘s stock delivery.

It proved to be the cause of his downfall more often than not. With his colleague Marcus Harris impressing, the 32-year-old might as well consider his career in whites for Australia all but over when Warner returns to the opening position.


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