'Failure' Finn sent home
Steven Finn (Getty Images)
Melbourne - Steven Finn was considered one of England's top fast bowlers just a
year ago, but he was sent home Wednesday after failing to figure against
"England fast bowler Steven Finn will miss the
remainder of the limited overs series against Australia," the England
and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
The 24-year-old last
played in a tour game against a Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in Alice
Springs in November when he returned figures of no wickets for 61 runs.
losing the Ashes 5-0, England did not even trust the Middlesex quick on
Tuesday night against the Australian Prime Minister's XI, another
modest scratch side.
Media reports say Finn has lost all confidence and rhythm during the disastrous tour Down Under.
One Day International and Twenty20 head coach Ashley Giles however suggested Finn still figures in England's plans.
is one of our most talented bowling assets who has played and will
continue to play an important role for England," Giles said.
has been working hard over the last couple of months on technical
aspects of his bowling and Steven and the coaches all feel continuing
this work out of the performance environment will be beneficial for
England lost the first one-day international against Australia, and have four more to play as well as three Twenty20 matches.