AUS vs SL: Having seven ‘genuine’ batters is really important, says Aaron Finch

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AUS vs SL: Having seven ‘genuine’ batters is really important, says Aaron Finch

AUS vs SL: Australia white-ball skipper Aaron Finch believes that having seven “genuine” batters in the team is crucial.

On Tuesday, Australia thrashed Sri Lanka in the third T20Is to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. By shuffling the players around, Finch claims the team is attempting to expose the depth of Australian hitting.

“The depth is one thing that we’re trying to expose a little bit more and shuffling guys around to get some more information on the depth of the squad and it’s looking really good at the moment,” Finch said after the match.

“The way that Daniel Sams came in and had an impact. Josh Inglis being able to slide down to no.5 and have a really good impact. It’s really good signs. That’s just a strategic thing,” he added.

The Australian captain also discussed team combination, saying that the side requires seven batters going forward.

“If we want to change the way that we structure up our side to potentially play two quicks, two spinners and a few all-rounders. We’re probably going to have to look at structuring up the game that way a little bit,” said Finch.

“Not necessarily with Ash [Agar] at the top all the time but we still feel as though having seven genuine batters is really important,” he added.

Australia and Sri Lanka will now lock horns in the fourth T20I in Melbourne on Friday.

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