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SportAustralia captain Finch says off-field ructions causing 'doubts'

18:59  08 november  2018
18:59  08 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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Australia 's captain Aaron Finch walks off after being dismissed during the first one-day international. Skipper Aaron Finch admits self- doubt is creeping into Australia 's batsmen after another woeful display against South Africa, but he insists "the wheel will turn".

Australia 's captain Aaron Finch walks off after being dismissed during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Australia at the Optus Stadium in Perth on November 4, 2018. "You'd say that guys are probably at times doubting themselves," Finch said .

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Off-field ructions caused by the Longstaff review may have caused "doubts" in the minds of the Australian team as they struggle through a prolonged form slump in the one-day game, according to captain Aaron Finch.

A slew of Cricket Australia executives have resigned or been axed since the Longstaff report was released last week, shining a spotlight on cultural problems in the game's administration.

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Aaron Finch is confident the Australians will soon find some form, while they found an unlikely ally in However, Finch admits there are self doubts , especially when players head to the middle in the midst Steyn took 2-18 off seven overs in his first international match on Australian soil in two years

Aaron Finch is game to captain Australia once again, should the selectors come calling. It's great when it goes well [but] in time I've probably learnt to be a bit calmer out on the field , take a bit more of the Finch had been appointed Australia 's full-time T20 captain in 2014, but after six matches on

"When there are changes, and there are things being said and written about, I think it's hard not to read it sometimes when it's everywhere," Finch told reporters in Adelaide on Thursday ahead of the second ODI against South Africa.

"For me personally, I don't think it affected me in terms of my preparation or my performance.

"You might spend a little bit of time reading it and putting some kind of doubts in your mind at times.

"But I think it's about each individual being 100 per cent committed to their plans and doing whatever the team needs to get the job done."

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Australia 's captain Aaron Finch walks off after being dismissed during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Perth ( Australia ) (AFP) - Skipper Aaron Finch admits self- doubt is creeping into Australia ’s batsmen after another woeful display against South Africa, but

Long-serving CA director Mark Taylor resigned from the board the next day, while CEO Kevin Roberts announced on Wednesday that two further executives had been axed, including high performance boss Pat Howard.

Former players and media pundits were quick to heap the blame on Howard for Australia's current struggles but Finch defended the former rugby international's work in the role.

"When you're in his position, you're in a no-win position," Finch said.

"A lot of the time you have to rob Peter to pay Paul to change all the structures around.

"And whatever is best for the (national) men's side might not be the best thing for one state in particular at the time.

"He was in a really difficult situation and did an unbelievable job during that period. It's unfortunate that Pat has gone, I know how much he loved the game."

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