Finch not surprised to be axed
Australia’s limited-over skipper Aaron Finch was not surprised to be dropped for the final Test match of the India series.
The hosts managed to walk away from the Sydney Test with a draw, thanks largely to the weather, as they lost the series 2-1.
The Baggy Greens are now building up to the limited-over series, with 32-year-old Finch set to lead Australia in the three matches.
He accepts he was easy to drop for the final Test as he had not scored enough runs.
"That’s the reality," said Finch. "I said this before when I got dropped from the ODI side, you’d like to have some bullets to fire back, but there’s just none when you’ve made just two 50s in five Tests and average 16 for the series.
"I think it would have been a pretty easy call to be fair."
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