Australia captain Aaron Finch. @ Getty Images
Australia captain Aaron Finch. @ Getty Images

Limited-overs specialist Aaron Finch, who made his Test debut in the disastrous series against Pakistan in the UAE this year, believes that the changes he made in his batting technique will hold him in good stead in the longer format, although it has hurt him in the ODIs.

The 31-year-old Finch, who averaged 45.25 against Pakistan in the two-Test series, but was disappointing in the ODI series against South Africa where he registered just 59, is now aiming at being one of Australia’s few all-format players.

“In the UAE my technique really tightened up. Those technique changes have probably hurt me a bit in the one-dayers. I am not quite as free,” Finch told cricket.com.au on Thursday.

“It’s a more focused technique on keeping everything tight and straight and simple. It’s a few changes that are simple, but I feel they give me the best chance in the longer format.”

Australia will next play a one-off Twenty20 International with South Africa before they head into the three-match T20I series against India with the first match on November 21 at the Gabba in Brisbane.

“I wouldn’t say it [playing all formats] is overwhelming. The last couple of days have been a really great freshen up,” said Finch.

“It’s about prioritising what’s next. There’s the T20 against South Africa, then the Indians, then a Shield game up against Queensland. Having one eye too far head is disastrous.”