Australian limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch has spoken up on reports of rift between head coach Justin Langer and the Australian players. Australia recently suffered a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Bangladesh in the five-match T20I series. This happened after Australia lost to West Indies in a T20I series in the Caribbean. Since then Langer’s role as head coach came under scrutiny.
There were also reports of rift between some Australian players and Langer after the loss of the team in back to back T20I series. Finally, Aaron Finch has spoken up on the matter. When asked about the reports of a rift, Finch said he doesn’t know the answer.
“It’s a good question, and I don’t know the answer to that,” Finch said on Big Sports Breakfast. “All I’ll say is when you lose, everything is magnified and everything is highlighted,” he added.
Bubble Fatigue Affecting Performance Of Players: Aaron Finch
The Australian skipper admitted that the team has not been up to the mark in the last few months and that losses can result in players getting burnt out. The side also has the T20 World Cup coming up followed by the Ashes series. Many of their players will play the IPL before the marquee tournament.
“As I mentioned with the players on tour with bubble fatigue and guys not having any escape while you’re on tour, you’re locked into cricket mode almost 24/7 because you can’t get out and go for a coffee down the road or you can’t go out for dinner somewhere else. “You’re literally just confined to the hotel 24/7. When you’re just around cricket the whole time, that can consume you so you get a little bit of burnout from that as well. And when you’re losing that just adds multiple layers to it as well. As everyone knows in sport, wins and losses are what counts and unfortunately, we haven’t been up to the mark in the last eight-ten months,” he added.