Australian white ball captain Aaron Finch was a huge brand name that didn’t sell in the recent IPL 2021 auction. Following this, he said he was working with Andrew McDonald to iron out some flaws with his hitting technique and hopes the adjustments will allow his bat to flow again.
Finch had a terrible 2020 IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, as he scored over 260 points at an average of 22.3 at a strike rate of 111 with a single score of 50 over. That was enough for the franchise to drop him before the playoffs and bring in fellow Aussie Josh Philippe. He also had a poor BBL 10 campaign, in which he averaged 13.76 in 13 innings for the Melbourne Renegades who finished at the bottom of the league.
Sometimes I can have flat feet and my feet are planted: Finch
34-year-old opener Finch has a problem with the incoming ball cutting him, leaving him in an awkward tangle as he advances. During the 2020 IPL, Finch headed out to bowlers to counter this issue.
“I worked on some technical stuff; trying to get a little less weight on my front foot. Sometimes I can get my feet a little flat and my feet stick out, then I have a hard time moving again – I have my initial movement, then I get a bit stuck, “ Aaron Finch said on Sunday February 21 the day before the T20I five-game series against New Zealand.
“I’ve talked a lot and worked quite a bit with Andrew McDonald, to whom I go back to whenever things don’t seem quite right and he seems to sort it out pretty quickly. It was good to have a good part of the training and to focus on a few small technical changesAaron Finch added.
Finch acknowledged that one possible solution was to become more agile with the movement of his front foot, which might help him counter balls that aren’t on the practice length.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke had expressed surprise that Finch did not get an IPL 2021 deal, but the current skipper was not at all surprised. He further mentioned that spending time at home is good for him considering they have been on the road since August 2020.