India Will Struggle Against Bounce: Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch said that his team would look to corner the Indians with bounce in the first ODI on Tuesday.

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Australia’s Aaron Finch goes for a big shot during a T20 match against India in 2012 as India’s skipper MS Dhoni looks on. (Photo: Reuters)

Looking to exploit the fast and bouncy conditions at the WACA, Australian opener Aaron Finch said on Sunday that his team would look to corner the Indians early on in the first ODI on Tuesday.

India last played an ODI at the WACA against Australia in 2004 and even though the wicket has changed since, Finch believes the hosts can still put the visitors in a spot of bother.

The Perth wicket has changed over the last few years. I don’t think that there is same amount of carry that used to be. But there is extra bounce and that’s something that they will have to adjust to and we can start to exploit that straightaway in the very first game of the series.

Aaron Finch

Having beaten India in the semifinals on their way to their fifth 50-over World Cup triumph, Australia go into the five-match series as favourites and Finch said it feels good to be in that position.

We had a great World Cup, we had a great couple of years leading into it. So, I think we deserve that tag and there is no reason why there shouldn’t be a big build-up and such excitement around our team.

Aaron Finch

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