I am getting stronger all the time: Steve Finn

Steve Finn in action during England’s training session in Dubai Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Jan 6, 2012

England pacer Steve Finn on Friday said he is constantly improving as a cricketer, which is evident with his remarkable performances on the India tour and his outing in New Zealand.

Finn, who has not played any Test for England since June 2011, is all set to replace injured Tim Bresnan for the first Test match against Pakistan.

Finn told the Daily Mail, “I’m still a kid in cricketing terms, but I’m getting stronger all the time. The extra yard of pace I’ve found was something that just happened. I wasn’t consciously saying I have to bowl quicker, but it was great it did happen towards the middle and back part of last season and in India.”

The right-arm pacer went to New Zealand after the conclusion of India tour in November, to play in the first-class matches for Otago. In four matches, Finn took nine wickets at an average of 36.

Finn added, “I’d rather be involved with a team who are achieving the things we achieve than playing with a team that’s achieving nothing. To represent your country is a great honour, but to represent your country with a team that is very successful is a completely different thing.”