CricketAaron Finch: “It’s still exciting. I love touring with the Australian team”
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Aaron Finch, 35, of Australia claimed that he considers Twenty20 cricket to be “exciting” and that he has no immediate plans to stop playing the format before their three-match series against India begins on Monday.

Following a protracted run drought in that format, Australia’s white-ball captain Finch retired from one-day cricket after the home series against New Zealand earlier this month.

Aaron Finch spearheaded Australia’s victory in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup last year and will lead their title defence on home turf the following month.

“I’m not putting an end date on anything T20 related just yet,” the opener told a news conference ahead of Tuesday’s series opener against India in Mohali.

“It’s still exciting. I love touring with the Australian team.

“In T20 cricket I feel as though my form has been really good for quite a while now. If you separate the ODI form and the T20 form, they’re totally different.”

In a series that pits the world champion Twenty20 side against the top-ranked Twenty20 team, power-hitter Tim David, who has played 14 Twenty20 Internationals for Singapore, is ready to make his Australia debut.

The 26-year-old, a well-known player in Twenty20 competitions, was prepared for elite-level cricket, in Finch’s opinion.

“Being an overseas player (in franchise cricket) has its challenges at times, because the expectations are high,” Finch said.

“So the fact that Tim has experienced that all around the world already – that prepares you as well as you can for international cricket.”

After a 10-week absence, Test skipper Pat Cummins is back to strengthen Australia’s bowling unit, which will be put to the test against India’s all-star batting lineup, which includes Virat Kohli.

At the Asia Cup earlier this month, Kohli broke out of his batting slump, scoring his first century since November of last year.

It would be foolish, according to Finch, to write off the Indian batsmen.

“You’d be a very, very brave man to write off Virat at any stage,” Finch said.

“He’s shown for 15 years now that he’s one of the greatest players of all time.

“He’s superb. He’s got 71 international hundreds. That’s just ridiculous, isn’t it?”