A video fo Aaron Finch speaking about the India tour. Australia arrived on October 5 in Mumbai for the one-off Twenty20 and seven One-Day Internationals. Finch said the players had a recovery session in the swimming on Sunday morning.
The Australian team has been practicing at the Cricket Club of India, Brabourne stadium currently.
Finch said the atmosphere is nice and hot and the players are all warmed up. He added that they had fun training.
A young 21-year-old Nic Maddinson will be part of the T20 side. Finch said that he is a very good player and he is an attacking left-hander, someone who can hit the ball long way.
Australia have a chance of getting back the No 1 ODI ranking. Finch said at the moment India have the advantage as they have won the ICC World Cup 2011 and then ICC Champions Trophy 2013 recently. Finch said India will have the advantage of playing at home too. However, he added that Australia has a very good ODI record in India and they have to be at the top of their game to be the No 1 again. He said they will take one game at a time and hopefully will get ahead early in the series.
Finch had a very good England tour. He smashed 156 against England in first T20. He said he is happy with the way he performed in T20s but didn't score much in the ODIs. However, he is happy that the team had a very good series. He said, "To win ODI series against England in their backyard is always tough."
Finch added that they have a lot of momentum going into the series so that is really exciting.
This will be Finch's ninth visit to India. He said that it is very easy getting adjusted to the weather conditions.