Australia limited overs captain Aaron Finch was surprisingly one of the few overseas cricketers who went unsold at the IPL 2021 player auction which was held in Chennai on Thursday. However, Finch said that it was not unexpected that he wasn’t bid on.
“It would have been nice to be playing again. It’s a wonderful competition to be a part of, but it wasn’t unexpected that I wasn’t picked up, to be honest. I’d prefer to be playing cricket, but a little bit of time at home won’t be the worst thing,” Finch was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
The 34-year-old Australian played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League which was staged in the UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Finch was released by RCB ahead of the player auction as he had a disappointing outing in the 13th edition of the tournament. He scored 268 runs from 12 innings.
Meanwhile, Finch said he has been working on “a few technical things” as Australia gear up for their T20I series against New Zealand. The five-match series will start from Monday at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
“I’ve been working a few technical things; trying to get a little bit less weight on my front foot. At times I can get a little bit flat footed and my feet get planted then I struggle to move again. I have my initial movement then I get a little bit stuck,” Finch said.
“I’ve talked a lot and worked a fair bit with Andrew McDonald, who I go back to every time things don’t seem quite right and he seems to sort it out pretty quick. It’s been nice to have a good chunk of training and focusing on a few little technical changes,” he added.