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Aaron Finch recalls test of 2018

The Australian captain struggled across all three formats during the India series

By Agencies in New Delhi
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Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch has revealed he had nightmares during India’s 2018 tour when pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah were taking his wicket “for fun”.

Opening the innings, the Australian captain struggled across all three formats during the India series, specially while trying to navigate Bhuvneshwar’s inswinging deliveries.

“I’d wake up in a cold sweat, he’s (Bhuvneshwar) got me out a lot with the ball moving back in,” Finch said in Amazon’s recently released docu-series titled The Test.

The Indian seamer had scalped Finch’s wicket four times — in all three ODIs and one T20I — in the six-match limited-overs series.

Finch also said that he would wake up at night just thinking about facing Bumrah the next day. “There were times that I’d wake up in the night thinking about getting out… Thinking I’m facing Bumrah again tomorrow, he’s getting me out for fun,” Finch said.

India enjoyed an unprecedented summer, winning the Border Gavaskar Trophy 3-1, their first-ever Test series win on the Australian soil. It was followed by a 2-1 victory in the ODIs, while the T20I series ended in a 1-1 draw.

Meanwhile, Finch, along with compatriot David Warner, have expressed concerns regarding the Australian government's measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

The two players took it to Twitter on Sunday to question the Aussie government's recent move to impose a 14-day self-isolation on all passengers coming from other countries starting from midnight on Sunday.

The Test, which is an eight-part series, shows the Australian team’s journey of from the 2018 ball-tampering scandal to a successful defence of the Ashes.