Aaron Finch hopes to make an impact in ODI series against Sri Lanka

Aaron Finch has been in good form in the domestic One-day competition in Australia © Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 6, 2013

Victorian batsman Aaron Finch hopes to make a quick impact when he plays for Australia against Sri Lanka in the commonwealth bank series. Australia announced a new look squad for the ODI series.

Finch scored 497 runs in this season’s one-day domestic competition at an average of 99.4 and was called up for the ODI squad to play against Sri Lanka.

With a lot of seniors like Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and David Warner given a break from the ODI series, Finch believes the pressure of performance is on the likes of himself, and other youngsters like Usman Khawaja and Phil Hughes. He also believes this could be an opportunity to get noticed by the selectors who are planning for the 2015 World Cup.

“Whoever takes their chance will be right up there,” Finch told reporters in Melbourne on Sunday, according to an AAP report published on Sydney Morning Herald.

“(The World Cup’s) obviously a few years away but it’s going to come around pretty quick. It’s guys who put their hand up in big moments in games who will probably keep their spot. Obviously you’ve got exceptional players to come back in like Watto, Michael Clarke, Warner. So it’s a case of who takes their opportunity first.”

Finch’s one-day domestic form has carried into the Twenty20 format, where he is averaging 60.5 in the Big Bash League.