Michael Clarke has shut down calls to drop Aaron Finch as the Australian captain’s concerning form slump hit a new low in Thursday’s 113-run victory over New Zealand.
Steve Smith (61), Mitchell Starc (38), Adam Zampa (16) and Josh Hazlewood (23) came up with crucial knocks for the Australians after an early collapse, which included Finch failing to register a single run.
What makes Finch’s early dismissal more worrying is the fact his past seven ODI scores are now 0, 5, 5, 1, 15, 0 and 0, while his average in the format this year is 13.00.
Mark Waugh said Finch should still be given the final game of the series to prove himself and Clarke was of the same opinion speaking on ‘The Big Sports Breakfast’ on Friday.
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With the T20 World Cup coming up and Finch…