Poor form hasn’t affected Aaron Finch’s captaincy, feels Nathan Coulter-Nile
The pacer termed Mohammed Shami an 'excellent bowler'.
Updated - Mar 3, 2019 12:34 pm
Things have not been easy for Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch in recent times. His form remains to be a major headache for the team and its management as the World Cup 2019 is approaching. Finch has struggled to put bat to ball and is putting a lot of pressure on the team. Several of his technical flaws were exposed in the last few months and he was also axed from the Test team.
Since he is also the captain of the side, the criticism has been intense. Cricket analysts are also claiming that his poor form is affecting his captaincy on the field. However, speedster Nathan Coulter-Nile doesn’t agree with the same. The right-arm pacer noted that he is really impressed with Aaron Finch’s leadership.
He hasn’t been grumpy or angry
Despite the poor form with the bat, Coulter-Nile feels that Finch hasn’t let it affect him. He noted that Finch hasn’t got angry or grumpy and added that he didn’t let things overflow into his captaincy. The pacer also termed Aaron Finch to be a legend around the boys.
“I’ve been really impressed with Finch. He actually hasn’t been grumpy or angry or let anything overflow into the captaincy or around the boys. He’s not been scoring the runs he wants to but he’s been an absolute legend around the boys,” he said as quoted by FirstPost.
He said that the first ODI was a close game and thought that his team was 20-30 runs short. He mentioned that the wicket wasn’t easy to bat on but felt that they bowled really well. As he signed off, Nathan Coulter-Nile remarked that Mohammed Shami is an excellent bowler and heaped a lot of praise on him.
“It was a close game. Maybe, we were 20-30 runs short. Again, a couple of half-chances we didn’t take. I thought we bowled pretty well. It was a tough wicket. It would’ve been nice having a set batsman going into the last 10 overs, but all in all just down a little bit in all areas.”