Aaron Finch has played alongside David Warner for a long time now and has observed him closely © Getty Imagse
Aaron Finch has played alongside David Warner for a long time now and has observed him closely © Getty Imagse

Aaron Finch has recently praised his Australia teammate and fellow opener David Warner saying the player is among the best batters in world cricket currently. Finch, who has played alongside Warner, for a long time now and having observed him closely has said that he is one big example of players, who have improved from being a Twenty20 (T20) player to become one of the best Test players. Warner has been a very good form lately and  led his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Sunrisers Hyderbad (SRH) to lift the trophy for the very first time. READ: Steven Smith optimistic of David Warner’s return for Sri Lanka Test series

Talking to Cricbuzz, the player said, “Davy Warner is one of the best two-or-three batters in the world. His record is outstanding, he gets runs in big games when a Test match is on the line. He gets big hundreds and wins games,” Finch observed. “I think that’s one way he probably has single-handedly helped other T20 players understand that if he can do it… they can too. Obviously, he is an unbelievable player… but if he can do it, there is no doubt that players can come through the T20 and ODI ranks to do well in Tests. We saw George Bailey do it as well in Australia during the Ashes (in 2013-14).”

About Test cricket in recent times, he said, “The way Test cricket is played these days, so aggressive. We see teams scoring 350-400 in a day. It makes the game attractive to watch. Makes the public come out and take note because it’s exciting from ball one. I turned up to watch the boxing day Test in 2015 and Australia were none for 40 after four overs… that didn’t happen too often in the past”

“That is something I would love to do but I’m not going to put so much pressure on myself because, when you do that, you forget to have fun in the game. You look too far ahead and forget to have the fun and forget about the enjoyment you had when you were six years old growing up playing cricket, for the love of it. Joe (Burns) has done fantastically well. He came in under quite a bit of pressure because Rogers obviously was very consistent. So they are obviously big shoes to fill. He played beautifully against New Zealand in their own conditions. He’s got that position in his own hands at the moment. He’s played unbelievably well. So for me, personally, I just have to keep making runs, wherever I can – in England, Australia or at the IPL… whatever the competition,” added the Aussie opener.