Cricket World Cup 2015

Finch looks to thrive again at MCG

2015-03-27 12:19
Aaron Finch (AFP)

Melbourne - Australian opener Aaron Finch believes his 81 in the Cricket World Cup semi-final win over India could spur him on to a match-winning innings in Sunday's final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The vast MCG arena is a place where the 28-year-old has enjoyed considerable success and has allowed him to boast an impressive average of 65.16.

"It's a place I love playing. I've had a fair bit of success there with both Australia and Victoria," said Finch.

"The wicket's always good, fast outfield and a big ground."

Finch's runs against India were a welcome boost for a man who had been in something of a mini-slump since his 135 against England in Melbourne in the tournament opener on February 14.

Skipper Michael Clarke expects Finch to fire on all cylinders on Sunday.

"Don't be surprised if he walks out on Sunday and makes an unbelievable hundred," Clarke said.

"That innings against India on Thursday will do him a world of good. He was a little bit disappointed with the way he batted ... but that time in the middle will allow him on Sunday to walk out and play with freedom."

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