Finch looking to turn form around

15 February 2013 08:37

Finch had been in imperious form for Victoria and the Melbourne Renegades during the early stages of the season, but has struggled since being selected in the Australian one-day international team.

In two ODI matches against Sri Lanka and five against the West Indies, the 26-year-old opener has only managed to score 105 runs at an average of 15, his highest score being just 38 against the Windies in Canberra last week.

However, Finch has the chance to turn it around when he lines up for Australia A in Saturday's one-day clash against the England Lions in Hobart.

"I still feel like I'm hitting the ball well," Finch said on Friday.

"Probably, a little bit of pressure got to me a little bit, it's tough to say.

"I suppose that every time you represent Australia there's a lot more scrutiny so it's something that I was very disappointed with, my own performance."

Having struggled against Sri Lanka in the summer's first two one-day internationals, Finch said he had felt somewhat nervous in those matches and was dismissed through some tentative strokes.

But he believes he can turn it all around, especially if he can work through some flaws in his mental approach.

"I felt like my plans and all were in place, that they were good," he said.

"I suppose that when you play against such quality fielding opposition like the West Indies, they're a great fielding side and they take half chances and it's just small things like that, that you probably don't realise how much they can turn a game so quickly.

"I suppose it's attention to detail probably. I've got to go back and re-assess, I think my technique's in good order, I feel like I was hitting the ball nicely, it's just a mental thing which I have to work on."

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