‘The hundreds column is a concern for me’ – Aaron Finch concerned about Australia’s middle-order batters’ numbers

 ‘The hundreds column is a concern for me’ – Aaron Finch concerned about Australia’s middle-order batters’ numbers

Aaron Finch unhappy with the middle order.

Aaron Finch, the former Australian batter, seems disappointed with the Australian middle order as they failed to score centuries in the series against West Indies. He also criticized Marnus Labuschagne for his under-performance throughout the series which led to the team’s defeat in the second Test match. As the players failed to score runs and centuries in the second match, only three players stood by the team while they were chasing. However, they still lost the match by eight runs.

While talking on ESPN’s Around the Wicket show, Finch said, “Think the bowlers have been the ones who have got them out of jail a few times, but also Usman Khawaja…and Mitch Marsh is also pulling his weight in that regard. They’re not great numbers for a middle order that I think have got some much talent. The hundreds column is a concern for me. Guys are getting starts, and that’s reflected in the numbers, it’s not like they’re averaging six.”

In two matches, Marnus Labuschagne has scored just 19 runs which added extra pressure on the other batters. Moreover, Usman Khwaja, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Marsh were the players who gave their best throughout the series, however, couldn’t win the match. With the match, they lost the series, and it ended in a draw, 1-1.

‘You just get a little bit out of shape’ – Callum Ferguson talks about the struggle batters have to do before the New Zealand series

Former Australian middle-order batter, Callum Ferguson is concerned about the top-order batters as they will play a two-match series against New Zealand. As New Zealand is the host, they know the conditions better and any kind of carelessness might take the series away from the team. Thus, Ferguson urges the players to get in shape before they head toward New Zealand.

Ferguson said, “You just get a little bit out of shape, so they’re going to have to do some hard work before they get over to New Zealand to just get a bit more side on, a few of them, and start playing a touch later. Because over in New Zealand, they’ll be seaming, swinging conditions and New Zealand are very good at extracting the most out of those pitches.”


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