Aaron Finch hopes to continue sparkling form during Australia's one-day series in England

Last Updated: 05/09/13 11:18am

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Bob Willis previews the upcoming one-day series between England and Australia.

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Australia batsman Aaron Finch has revealed that a change in his approach to batting has helped to revive his international career.

The opener bludgeoned a stunning, world-record 156 from only 63 balls in the first Twenty20 clash against England before smashing 148 in the 200-run thrashing of Scotland on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old struggled after being handed his international debut in January, and averaged only 15 against Sri Lanka and West Indies with a top score of 38.

But he now hopes to build on his impressive recent form and consolidate his place at the top of the order in the absence of the dropped David Warner.

"The last time I played for Australia I probably tried to bat a little more how I thought I should be batting rather than backing my game and backing what got me picked in the first place," Finch said.

"I'm mindful this time to play my natural game and play with instinct and not be afraid of the outcomes.

"Now and then you tend to look too far ahead and worry about the outcomes rather than the process and I'm confident now the process I've got can work for a long period of time."

When asked if he can establish himself as a regular for Australia, he added: "I hope so. But a five-game series is a long series against England.

"Hopefully I can get another couple of big scores and we'll see how we go.

"I feel really good at the moment. I feel like I'm striking the ball well, like I'm mentally pretty clear and that's a real bonus for me."

After Finch's 116-ball knock in Edinburgh, captain Michael Clarke said: "It's a really positive sign, not only for Aaron but for the team. Hopefully this is just the start."

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