Finch: I think I’ll be quite aggressive

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New Twenty20 International captain Aaron Finch has outlined a relatively attacking approach, ahead of Australia’s one-off fixture against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Finch has succeeded the veteran George Bailey, who resigned from the coveted post earlier this year. He is also the skipper of the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League and has led the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

“In Twenty20 cricket you have to take some risks every now and then. Sometimes they come off, sometimes they don’t. I think I’ve played enough cricket now to get more of a feel for the game and see where it heads. But I think I’ll be quite aggressive,” said Finch.

“We’ve got some really good all-round skilled players. I think you can use that to your advantage. It doesn’t mean you have to stick a hell of a lot to one particular style of game plan. You can chop and change quite a bit. That’s what you should expect from me.”

Finch might not be afforded the services of fast bowler Pat Cummins, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and spinner Cameron Boyce come Sunday. The trio are playing for the Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. Hobart are one win away from graduating to Saturday’s final.

“If they’re available, great, if they’re not, there’ll be someone else to step into their shoes. In Maxwell’s case, we’ve got a couple of guys here as cover. Phil Hughes is here for the ODI series coming up so it might mean he slots into the side somewhere,” added Finch.

“But it’s exciting for those guys to play in a world tournament. It’s just another thing that gets thrown up and you have to embrace it. The Champions League is such a big competition and a world competition now, guys have to be given the opportunity to perform there on that stage.”

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